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Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) Training
FREE TRAINING for carers, relatives and friends of Older People with mental health issues.
Australian Red Cross, in partnership with NSW Health, is offering FREE Older Person Mental Health First Aid courses to eligible (see below for details) participants at Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.
These courses are fully funded by NSW Health. The objective of this funded training, is to build community literacy and capacity to recognize mental health issues in older people and provide initial assistance and support. Community members aged 65+ are especially encouraged to attend.
The course will:
- Equip people in the community with the skills needed to support older people experiencing mental health issues;
- build confidence and capacity to provide early assistance;
- provide a supportive response in referring people to the most appropriate service, and
- build community-based support for older people experiencing mental health issues.
What is the Older Persons mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) course?
This course covers older people’s mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and mental health problems. It includes strategies for working with older people who may be experiencing challenges with their mental health.
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Who is eligible to do the course?
The goal of the training is to help people in the community to support older people experiencing mental health issues. The course is open to members of the community, relatives and friends of older people with mental health issues. Older persons over 65 years of age who are currently supporting an older person with mental health issues are especially encouraged to attend.
Where and when is the training taking place?
These FREE courses are being offered at Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. For course venue details, dates and to make a booking click here
Standard Mental Health First Aid courses.
Australian Red Cross is also offering public standard Mental Health First Aid courses (for a fee) at Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. For dates at these locations and to make a booking click here
Group onsite training can also be arranged. For further information on group bookings click here
For further details about the Mental Health First Aid course click here