Seniors & Senior Care

Seniors & Senior Care

Mental Health Training for Seniors

Older Persons Mental Health First Aid has been developed to help those who work with older Australians, to guide them how to respond to their mental health needs.

Learn how to assist people aged 65+ who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Who can partake in Mental Health Training for Seniors?

Anyone adult over the age of 18 can take part in an Older Persons Mental Health First Aid course. The course is suitable for all who want to better their knowledge on how to support seniors struggling with their mental health.

Why should I take a Mental Health Training for Seniors Course?

Millions of people all over the world are trained in MHFA. The course has had a positive impact on conversations around mental health and continues to decrease the stigma around these discussions. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped to:

  • Spot the signs: Recognise symptoms of mental health challenges in older adults.
  • Understand the risks: Identify factors that increase the risk of mental illness in this age group.
  • Grasp the impact: Learn about the prevalence and effect of mental health conditions on older adults.
  • Support treatment options: Gain awareness of evidence-based treatments available for their mental well-being.
  • Break down barriers: Understand and address challenges that might prevent older adults from seeking help.
  • Start the conversation: Learn a practical, evidence-based approach to initiate conversations about mental health.
  • Help in a crisis: Gain the skills to assess and assist during a mental health crisis.
  • Connect with resources: Discover local resources available for those experiencing mental health issues.
  • Prioritise Self-Care: Learn self-care practices to maintain your own well-being while supporting others.

Mental health conditions cover in Older Persons Mental Health First Aid

The course covers a range of mental health situations that an older person may be going through, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion and dementia
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Delirium
  • Behaviours of concern and unsafe behaviours caused by confusion

Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Training for groups

Talk to iTrain Australia about how you can get your staff trained in this globally accredited, evidence-based 2-day course.

iTrain offers psychotherapy to individuals who want personalised support

As a qualified provisional Psychotherapist, Matt is committed to providing personalised support to individuals in addition to offering group training and is committed to offering a wholistic framework for individuals to build healthy minds and live a good life.

If you would like to request a counselling or supervision session with Matt or one of his highly qualified team, you can do so via the buttons below.

One-to-one Counselling Sessions

Professional counselling is a safe and confidential collaboration between qualified counsellor and client to promote mental health and wellbeing, enhance self-understanding, and resolve identified concerns (PACFA).

Session Length:

60 Minutes

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One-to-one Supervision Sessions

The purpose of Supervision is to provide a safe, supportive opportunity for individuals to engage in critical reflection in order to raise issues, explore problems, and discover new ways of handling work-related issues.

Session Length:

60 Minutes

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Are you looking to organise a training course or session with Matt?

Check out our range of online courses available now, or feel free to contact Matt directly to arrange one-to-one counselling or discuss customised training options.