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Capacity Builders: Introduction to Mental Illness for Direct Care Staff

When: March 27, 2017 10:00am - March 27, 2017 1:00pm

Where: 970 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto

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2017-03-27 10:00am 2017-03-27 1:00pm America/Toronto Capacity Builders: Introduction to Mental Illness for Direct Care Staff 970 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto Healthy Minds Canada [email protected]

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This session provides a broad overview of mental health issues and the role of the PSW in supporting an older client. It covers myths and facts, and provides training on interpersonal skills fundamental to supporting someone with symptoms of a mental illness. Topics covered will include:

  • describing mental health and mental health issues
  • examining personal beliefs about mental health and the impact those beliefs may have when working with an older client
  • describing in general terms the most common types of mental illnesses among older people, including depression, dementia and delirium
  • identifying characteristics of useful support or intervention
  • identifying risks to the PSW’s own boundaries and well being
  • describing techniques to assist the PSW in maintaining balance when supporting clients with mental health issues.

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