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Programme Structure

Course details
Fee Free
Medium of instruction Cantonese
Mode of delivery Face-to-face teaching
Guest speakers Professor in Special Education and counseling, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, and Social Workers with a clinical background
Award of certification To be awarded a certificate, participants must successfully fulfill the 80% attendance requirement as stipulated by the course
1. Basic Mental Health Care Training Programme (18 hours)
Module Topic Content Duration
1 Understanding Elderly with Mental Health Needs (I) – Dementia & MCI • Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia
• Promoting skills for social and emotional learning (SEL) and self-help skills
• Early intervention for elderly with dementia & MCI
• Roles of carer, families, and community in facilitating elderly well-being
3 hours
2 Understanding Elderly with Mental Health Needs (II) – Depression & Anxiety • Understanding loneliness, depression and anxiety in elderly
• How to help elderly with depression and anxiety
3 hours
3 Supporting Elderly with Mental Health Needs in physical settings • What is the physical home setting for elderly with mental health needs ?
• Skills for caregivers of elderly with mental health needs at home
3 hours
4 Counselling Elderly with Mental Health Needs • Effective communication and counselling with elderly
• What is Geriatric Therapy ?
3 hours
5 Supporting Elderly with Self-Harm or Suicidal Behaviours • Understanding elderly with self-harm and suicidal behaviours
• General principles for supporting elderly at risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviours
3 hours
6 Existing Services and Programmes/ Online Counselling and Effective Use of Community Resources • Pathways and Community resources related to elderly with mental health needs 3 hours
2. Site visits to local non-governmental organizations or hospitals regarding elderly with mental health needs, Such as Dementia Community Support Scheme and elderly with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or Rehabilitation Services
3. Build up community mental health caring network (Tea Gathering)
4. Build up a young old ambassador supporting system (Caring volunteer activities)

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