Mental Health First Aid - working with Older Adults ™ (stand by for new date in April - thank you)

You must complete two hours of precourse work before your registration is confirmed. MHFA Seniors is an adaptation of the MHFA Basic course intended to promote mental health in seniors, prevent mental illness and suicide wherever possible in seniors and intervene early when problems first emerge. This course is limited to 15 people - if you have taken a MHFA course before - please let others have the chance. You will gain a solid understanding of the 5 basic actions of ALIFE: 1. Assess safety: risk of suicide, serious physical deterioration, and/or harm to others 2. Listen non-judgmentally 3. Information and reassurance 4. Facilitate the senior getting appropriate professional help 5. Encourage support for the senior and caregiver ALIFE is the framework for having a confident conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. Key Outcomes •Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop in seniors •Provide the initial help to seniors •Guide a senior and caregiver towards appropriate professional help •Provide strategies and resources to support both seniors and their caregivers •Crisis First Aid Skills Learned •Substance overdose •Suicidal behaviour •Panic attack •Acute stress reaction •Psychotic episode

Schedule - Two Day
January 25, 2022
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
January 26, 2022
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Royal - Community Mental Health Program
Available Spaces
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