12 - 13 Aug 2021

Mental Health Crisis: Practical Responses Seminar

11h
Brisbane
QRC: 4145
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Why Attend

Every year, an estimated one in five Australians will experience a mental health disorder, and some of them will go through a mental health crisis. These people will pass through the healthcare system and you may encounter them, even if you do not work in a mental health care setting. Will you be ready to respond to their health needs? Attend this seminar to make a difference in your practice. Learn about:

  • What is a mental health crisis?
  • How can we help someone deal with a panic attack?
  • What is the role of a crisis plan?
  • How can we respond to patients if their crisis involves a suicide risk?
  • Is there a difference between severe psychotic episodes and psychosis?
  • And much more...

Program

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Presenters

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Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experience of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental healthcare. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.

Need for Program

Every year, many Australians experience a mental health crisis. A lot of them may present to healthcare professionals who do not have a mental health background and who may be under-equipped to respond. Because of this, there is a need for nurses and other healthcare professionals to identify and clearly understand mental health crises and to update their knowledge on the best way to manage a person with these conditions.

Purpose of Program

This program aims to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with up-to-date education about mental illness that relates to mental health crises of different causes and presentations and how to respond to them.

Your learning outcomes

  • Confidently perform mental health assessments
  • Understand the different causes of mental health crises and outline the best way to respond to them using practical methods
  • Develop therapeutic relationships when caring for those going through a mental health crisis
  • Support carers of individuals going through a mental health crisis

Mental Health Crisis: Practical Responses Seminar in other locations

12 - 13 Aug 2021

Brisbane
Mercure Hotel Brisbane
85-87 North Quay
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

26 - 27 Aug 2021

Sydney
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
12 - 13 Aug 2021

Mental Health Crisis: Practical Responses Seminar

11h
QRC: 4145
Mercure Hotel Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
Price: $559.00