10 to 15 per cent of older adults experience depression with many hesitant to share their experiences with others, often ignoring symptoms over long periods of time and only seeking professional help when things reach a crisis point. Community pharmacists are highly accessible and ideally placed to support the early detection of mental health problems in older adults and reduce the potential impact of mental health problems.
Who should be involved?
If you are passionate about mental health, have frequent mental health conversations, and are interested in establishing your pharmacy as a mental health friendly pharmacy to support older adults who may be experiencing mental health problems, then please register your interest.
The delivery of this course is blended and participants wills receive a specialised training program that includes Mental Health First Aid for Pharmacy, depression screening in older persons, intervention and mental health service pathways. Mental Health First Aid for Pharmacy also comprises of a pre-workshop eLearning component, which takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete at your own pace.