Mental Health Carers Tasmania and an accredited trainer is delivering free suicide prevention training at Dorset Community House on Tuesday 13th March 2018. This four hour course is an opportunity for you to learn more about how you can support your care recipient who is developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training pairs with the 12 hour standard mental health first aid training.
The training is fully funded by Department of Health and Human Services for unpaid friends, families and carers of people with ill mental health.
An unpaid mental health carer can support someone in the following ways:
- you might be the support person when a person goes into hospital or attends medical appointments
- care for someone in your own home or in your care recipient’s home
- you might listen to your care recipient’s concerns in an unpaid role
- a carer might increase their care when needed and take a step back to support a person’s independence
- Take them shopping or help with daily tasks
- Help out with unpaid childcare
Places are limited to a maximum of 15 people so register early.
There may be placements available for students, volunteers or paid employees of organisations/businesses at a subsidised rate of $35 per participant but first priority is given to unpaid mental health carers.
Participants are required to register on-line by Monday 5th March 2018.[pdf-embedder url=”https://mentalhealthcarerstas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Scottsdale-Flyer-Suicide-Prevention-Training.pdf” title=”Scottsdale Flyer Suicide Prevention Training”]