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NSW Older Person Mental Health First Aid

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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.

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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.

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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.

For further information on the course please click here

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 

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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

For further information or to book call us on 1300 367 428 or email

Why choose Australian Red Cross?

Expertise
With over 100 years experience in offering first aid training, we have the right expertise to support your club. 

Experience
Red Cross has been helping hundreds of sports clubs across Australia through our own national initiative called Project Defib. As a registered training organisation the training that you will receive will be conducted by a qualified, local First Aid trainer.

Humanitarian Aid
You can feel good knowing that the income generated by Red Cross Training Services supports our ongoing humanitarian work, nationally and internationally. 

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Please use the contact form below or 1300 367 428 (option 2)

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