Mental Health Training Courses & Programs for Older People
Older Australians are often overlooked when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing and it cannot be underestimated how important it is to advocate for better mental health outcomes as our ageing population grows. Older people, their family and carers, and anyone that works or volunteers with older people can benefit greatly from improving their awareness, skills, and understanding of effective interventions, in the mental health problems faced by those over the age of 65 years.
We are committed to working together with anyone interested in promoting positive mental health in older people, and helping support them in their golden years to live well, and lead full and meaningful lives.
Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Training (OPMHFA)
Course participants 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. Our Mental Health First Aid Instructors are fully accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia and undergo regular certification to ensure courses are delivered to the highest standards.
Mental Health Problems
Mental Health Crisis Situations
This is a 12-hour course, which can be delivered as either:
- A 2-day course (6 hours + breaks per day), OR
- As 4 separate training modules (3 hours each).
Course participants receive a copy of the Older Person MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
Who is this course for?
Any interested adult can attend, particularly those who work, volunteer, or live with older people.
Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.
Where do I sign up?
We run targeted courses with organisations so that participants can benefit from shared learning, shared experiences, and so that delivery can be customised and relevant to their needs. Click on the button below to talk to one of our team.