26 - 27 Aug 2021

Mental Health Crisis: Practical Responses Seminar

11h
Sydney
QRC: 4142
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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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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment.

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
26 - 27 Aug 2021

Mental Health Crisis: Practical Responses Seminar

11h
QRC: 4142
Rydges Sydney Central
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Price: $559.00