MHE - Mental Health Emergencies

Costs
Member: $300
Non Member: $350

Mental Health Emergencies video

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. 

Course Delivery

The Mental Health Emergencies (MHE) Course 2 components:

  • Online pre-course theory
  • Attendance at a one day face to face course.

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)

For more information on this course, call us on 07 4047 6400 or email amanda@crana.org.au


Publications:

Supporting Generalist Health Practitioners in the Bush to Help Meet the Mental Health Needs of Their Communities

Amanda North, 2018, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses News Spring Edition, Page 13