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Mental Health First Aid for the Older Persons

Course format
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4

4 sessions
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3

3 hours/session
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12

12 hours in total
  • Each participant who attends 100% of the course will receive a certificate for completing the "Mental Health First Aid for the Older Persons" Course.
  • Each participant will receive a set of "Mental Health First Aid for the Older Persons" Manuals.
Training statistics(OMHFA)
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266

Completed classes
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5128

Number of participants
Course syllabus

Session 1: What is Mental Health First Aid

  • What is Mental Health First Aid
  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • Depression and anxiety issues in the elderly

Session 2: Interventions for depressive and anxiety disorders

  • First Aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Interventions for depressive and anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive impairment issues in the elderly

Session 3: Cognitive impairment and delirium

  • Crisis management of cognitive impairment issues (challenging behaviors).
  • First aid response to cognitive impairment issues.
  • Delirium issues in the elderly.
  • First aid response to delirium issues.

Session 4: First aid for Psychosis

  • Psychosis in the elderly
  • Crisis interventions to individual with psychosis
  • First aid for individual with psychosis
  • Test, conclusion and evaluation
Target audience
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People who are interested in learning about mental health

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People with mental or emotional distress

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People who care about the elderly

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Carers of the elderly

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Age over 15

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Social workers or individuals with work-related needs

Training mode
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Presentation-based teaching

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Videos showing

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Simulated exercises

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Group discussions

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Role playing demonstrations

Course fees

HKD $ 800 each

Registration method
Course No. Date Time Location Quota Language Link
24007400O Every wed night
10,17,24,31/07/2024
1900-2200 7/F, Jockey Club Building, 2 Kung Lok Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon Full Cantonese Apply