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Mental Health Awareness & The Older Person

The ACSA 2021 series of Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person webinars for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) workers provides information on risk factors, what to look for, and strategies on how to support the older person who may be experiencing mental health issues.


27 Jul 2021

Attendees will:

  • have their awareness raised in relation to the behaviours of older people who have a mental illness
  • learn about specific mental health problems in older people
  • learn of the impact of mental illness on behaviour
  • learn how to support, respond, and communicate with clients in distress
  • work towards improving the function, independence, and quality of life for older people living at home
  • break the barriers to clients accessing safe, equitable, appropriate, inclusive aged care

 

There are two upcoming webinars in this series, with limited spaces still available:

Substance misuse

Wednesday 18 August, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (ACST)

The Substance misuse session will provide CHSP workers with insight and understanding about the prevalence of substance misuse in older Australians.  The webinar will provide helpful information as to why older Australians may become substance dependant, the impact substance misuse can have on an older person, the most common types of substances misused by older people, and signs to look out for. Attendees will also be provided with helpful tips on referral pathways for those wanting to seek support and help.

 

Gambling concerns

Wednesday 1 September, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (ACST)

The Gambling concerns session will provide CHSP workers with insight and understanding about the prevalence of gambling problems in older Australians.  The webinar will provide helpful information as to why older Australians choose to gamble, the impact problem gambling can have on an older person, and signs to look out for with helpful tips on referral pathways for those wanting to seek support, help and assistance with gambling problems.



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