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Date:
June 10, 2019 - June 11, 2019
Time:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Address:
Banff, AB T1L 1A1
Contact:
403.762.1119
Cost:
Free
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Mental Health First Aid For Seniors

Monday, June 10, 2019

Register for this free Mental Health First Aid for Seniors Training. This two-day workshop trains participants to effectively respond to an emerging mental health problem or crisis, until the situation is resolved or appropriate treatment is found. Who should take this training?: Volunteer or staff member at a senior-serving organization; Staff member or volunteer at a community-serving organization; Spouse, partner, family member; Seniors; Friends and neighbors of senior(s); Caregiver (paid or unpaid) to a senior(s).

AIM OF THE  TRAINING
  • Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop
  • Provide initial help when dealing with a mental health problem or crisis
  • Guide a senior and/or caregiver toward appropriate professional help
  • Provide strategies and resources to support both seniors and their caregivers

TOPICS COVERED
  • Seniors
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Mood-related disorders
  • Anxiety and trauma-related disorders
  • Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Psychosis

CRISIS FIRST AID INTERVENTIONS FOR
  • Substance overdose
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Panic attack
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Psychotic episode
  • Delirium