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Mental Health Emergencies
The remote and isolated health workforce frequently identify that they feel inadequately equipped to manage acute mental health issues, substance affected patients, and episodes of acute distress resulting from attempted/completed suicide and other traumatic events. This course aims to build participant confidence in responding to such issues.
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 assist clients who have used substances or alcohol?
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 clients presenting with acute mental health issues, substance use, suicidal behaviour or episodes of acute distress.
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 assess and manage clients with mental health issues, substance use or episodes of acute distress.
The course can be modified according to needs of the health service and be delivered on an organisational basis.
If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, submit an enquiry here.
Spring News 2018 MHECourse delivery
The MHE course uses a blended learning approach:
- Online pre-course modules that must be completed prior to the workshop
- Attendance at a one day face to face workshop
For a private face to face course, please submit an enquiry here for further information.
On successful completion of this course, clinicians will have covered:
- Effective communication
- 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
On successful completion participants will be awarded:
- A CRANAplus Mental Health Emergencies course certificate
Amanda North, 2018, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses News Spring Edition, Page 13