15 Apr 2020
09:00AM - 04:30PM
This course will provide participants with a range of strategies to support older people to maintain, or return to, good mental health.
Target Audience: This experiential and practical course is suitable for staff who work with older people and for people who have caring responsibilities for older people.
Australia has an ageing population and like people of all ages, older people may experience a range of mental health challenges in their lives. There are specific life events and contributing factors that may impact older people’s mental health. These include retirement, grandparenthood, physical health issues, grief and loss, financial stress, cognitive issues, changing living arrangements and changing levels of independence and isolation.
The Older People and Mental Health course explores the common mental health challenges faced by older people, key risk factors, the signs of symptoms of mental health challenges and the co-occurrence of mental health and other issues, including cognitive and physical health difficulties.
This course will support participants to:
- Develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health challenges and the prevalence and presentation of these challenges in older people
- Recognise why and when an older person may be experiencing mental health challenges
- Build their skills in raising and responding to mental health concerns in older people using a range of strategies
- Integrate their learning from this course into their role of caring for an older person.
There are two scholarship places available for consumers or carers who face financial difficulty in attending this course. Scholarship applications close 10 business days prior to course and the successful applicants will be notified five business days prior to commencement of the event.
The cost will be 10% of the course rate. To apply for a scholarship place click here to complete the application.
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Catering and light refreshments provided.
Register by 1 April 2020 to reserve a place
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Level 1/1 Nash Street
Associate Member (2019/2020) $220.00
Full Member (2019/2020) $195.00
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Non Member $245.00
Scholarship pre-approval required $19.50