Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mental Health Emergencies

Mental Health Emergencies

This is a FREE 2-day workshop. The course will be offered at two locations from 9:00 to 4:00pm.
Lismore: Thursday 3rd April 2008 and Friday 4th April 2008

Coffs Harbour: 7th April 2008 and 8th April 2008

Who should attend?
People working in emergency departments, hospitals and community health who have direct, first contact with people who may have mental health problems. This course is designed for people with a health background but who haven’t had a lot of training in mental health issues.

What’s on the program?
This training is presented over 2 days with workbooks and resource materials provided to each participant. Topics covered include:
• Common Disorders – signs and symptoms
• Psychiatric assessment skills (Mental Status Examination)
• Risk assessments
• Management and referral practices
• Legal and ethical issues

Who is the presenter?
Tina Philip is a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Consultant who has an extensive experience in mental health practice, both in hospital and community settings. Tina is well known for her commitment to the advancement of rural mental health services and is a passionate advocate for individuals experiencing mental health problems and their families. In the last decade Tina has worked on a number of quality improvement projects which have received both national and international acclaim. This course has been developed in consultation with a number of key individuals and organisations and is regularly reviewed and updated.
Light lunch will be provided on both days.

Enquiries : Sheila Keane, 6620 7238

Registration: Please complete the attached workshop application form and return to:
Sheila Keane, Senior Lecturer Allied Health
Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health
FAX 6620 7270 or

by Friday 14th March 2008.

Registrations will be confirmed by 21st March.
Updates on venue detail and preparation will be provided at that time.

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