MHE - Mental Health Emergencies
Non Member: $350
Upcoming Course with Vacancies
About this Course
- Are you confident of your ability to manage mental health emergencies?
- Would you like to develop your skills in responding to acute mental illness and severe distress?
- Are you required to deal with substance-affected persons in your workplace?
The Managing Mental Health Emergencies (MHE) course is designed to enable remote health staff to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence when encountering acute mental health issues, substance affected patients and episodes of acute distress as a result of traumatic events such as attempted/completed suicide.
Who is this course for?
The MHE course is designed to meet the learning needs of the remote and isolated health workforce (Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, Paramedics and Medical Officers) who encounter acute mental health issues, substance affected patients and episodes of acute distress resulting from attempted/completed suicide and other traumatic events that occur in the remote and isolated setting.
The course can be modified according to needs of the health service and be delivered on an organisational basis.
The Mental Health Emergencies (MHE) Course 2 components:
- Online pre-course theory
- Attendance at a one day face to face course.
For a private face to face course, please submit an enquiry here for further information.
Graduates of this course will have covered:
- Effective communication in mental health
- Mental health assessment
- Mental health emergencies — acute distress and acute mental illness
- Managing acute mental disturbance – current best practice in the remote & isolated health context
- Managing acute intoxication and withdrawal – current best practice in the remote & isolated health context
- Self-harm and suicide
- Debriefing & clinician wellbeing (optional)
If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, submit an enquiry here.
Amanda North, 2018, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses News Spring Edition, Page 13