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Identifying and Responding to Mental Health Symptoms
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ESSA Mental Health ASK: Part 2 - The Role of the Exercise Professional as an Accidental Counsellor: Identifying and Responding to Mental Health Symptoms
This unit will explore identifying and responding to mental health symptoms. The unit will cover
Identifying and responding to mental health signs and symptoms including:
Identifying signs and symptoms
Common tools used
Interpreting tool outcomes
Understanding the pathways to get appropriate help
Completion of this unit will result in the following learning outcome:
Recognising signs and symptoms and how to help someone access help or services when this happens
This is a pre-record professional development.
Presented by Dr Kemi Wright, AES, AEP
Dr Kemi Wright is the Senior Exercise Physiologist and clinical lead for Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Service. She has been responsible for establishing an exercise servicing pathway for in-patient and outpatient mental health consumers to improve their physical and mental health. Kemi’s research and clinical interests are focused on the role and implementation of exercise for the physiological and/or psychological benefit in special populations including children and youth and mental illness. Kemi is active in professional education space, regularly delivering workshops in Standard Mental Health First Aid and Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation as part of the Thriving Minds team.
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You will be provided information on how to access this Professional Development within your registration confirmation email.
Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager.
This unit is suitable for anyone with an interest in being able to recognise signs and symptoms experienced by those with a mental illness or poor mental health and what to do when you encounter them.
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