Port Macquarie Courses

OPMHFA - Older Person Mental Health First Aid

This course trains community members and aged care workers to respond appropriately, and as early as possible, to older people developing mental health problems. Mental health problems are under-diagnosed and under-treated in the older aged population, often misattributed to ageing or poor physical health.
 
Learn about the signs and symptoms of the common mental health problems in older people, how to offer initial help, where and how to get professional and other help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.