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Professional Education to Aged Care (PEAC) program

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This ACWA endorsed CPD activity is offered by beyondblue.

The Professional Education to Aged Care (PEAC) program is a free online learning program for aged care staff developed by beyondblue. It aims to improve the detection and management of anxiety and depression in residential and community aged care settings.

The PEAC program is appropriate for a variety of different practitioners working in both residential or community settings. Completing enrolment information will direct you to the most appropriate modules for your circumstances (depending on your role and setting).

The 7 x 25 minute modules cover the following topics:
  1. Understanding anxiety and depression
  2. Anxiety and depression in older people
  3. Promoting the mental health of community aged care clients
  4. Promoting the mental health of aged care residents
  5. Identifying and responding to suicide in aged care settings
  6. Managing anxiety and depression in aged care clients and residents
  7. Looking after your mental health at work
Aged care staff who complete the program will develop skills in the following key areas:
  • The use of screening tools for anxiety and depression in older people
  • Understanding and applying appropriate protocols/actions in response to screening tool scores 
  • Embedding these protocols into practice in aged care services 
  • Understanding available treatment options for older people with anxiety and depression in residential and community settings 
  • Understanding the model of risk and protective factors and how it can apply to mental health conditions 
  • Promoting older people’s mental health in residential and community settings 
  • Understanding the relationship between dementia and anxiety and depression 
  • Detecting anxiety and depression in older people with dementia 
  • Identifying Innovative treatment options (including online therapies) for older people 
  • Looking after one’s own mental health while working in aged care 
  • Identifying those residents and clients most at risk of suicide 
  • Assessing the level of risk of suicide by residents/clients with suicidal behaviour 
  • Working with residents/clients and other aged care staff to develop safety plans in response to suicidal behaviour 
  • Understanding their roles and responsibilities when working with residents and clients with suicidal behaviour.

Cost
Free

Registration and enquiries
Register online here. Your registration will then direct you to the most appropriate course for your role and setting.

This is an ACWA endorsed CPD activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.

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