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Understanding Mental Illness in Older People

Training for aged care workers

SKU: nd-ev-sc-5401 Category:


Face-to-face training for aged care workers.

  • Develop an understanding of various mental illnesses in older people including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
  • Recognise and challenge common misconceptions and stigmas surrounding mental health conditions
  • Understand the symptoms of each illness, as well as early warning signs, to be able to provide more timely intervention and support
  • Understand the role of biological, psychological and environmental factors in the development and manifestation of mental health conditions
  • Explore evidence-based treatments and interventions for different conditions to promote recovery and well-being
  • Understand how aged care workers can deploy effective commmunication skills to foster open and non-judgmental dialogue.

By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with a deeper understanding of mental illness and increased awareness of its impact, as well as know how to best support older individuals living with mental health challenges.