CRANAplus have developed a new course type called Mental Health Emergencies in response to needs identified in the CRANAplus Remote Health Workforce Safety and Security Report 2017.
“In Western Queensland, 70% of rural nurses reported low levels of competency in relation to mental health care. They consistently identified that they did not have the skills or knowledge to identify, assess and treat mental health presentations.”
Remote and isolated health practitioners often report that they feel they lack skills and confidence to safely assess and assist people presenting in crisis, with acute mental health needs or alcohol/substance affected. As the core professional body representing remote and isolated health staff, CRANAplus have listened to these concerns and have funded the development of a mental health emergencies training package.
The MHE course aims to meet the needs of the remote and isolated workforce by delivering a blended approach of online content and a face to face workshop. The workshop has a strong focus on practical application of skills and is delivered by clinicians with qualifications and experience in mental health within the remote and isolated context.
We are asking for your assistance to distribute the attached Flyer for our MHE in Adelaide 6th February to your networks as there are still places available.
The course is for Clinical Staff only who may encounter acute mental health issues, substance affected patients and those experiencing episodes of acute distress resulting from attempted / completed suicide and other traumatic events.
Cost: $300 for CRANAplus Members and $350 for Non-Members.