SA Health offers educational programs covering Mental Health topics for both Mental Health Nurses and Non Mental Health Nurses
If you are interested in programs please click on the links below to view the calendar
Please click on the link below to access course specific information
Applications ARE NOT handled through CNMER - you will need to discuss with your manager PRIOR to applying as normal processes don't occur
MAPA Foundation Training is for Medical, Nursing and Allied Health workers in Mental Health Services and SALHN Emergency Departments.
Full day workshops
- are for those people who are new to the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) training program
- MAPA Workshops are conducted frequently at a variety of sites with sessions capped due to venue capacity for each session.
- please use online application process to view session dates
- Teacher: JOANNE MOLSHER
This Advanced Workshop is only available to clinical staff working in Acute Mental Health In-patient settings, after completion of a Foundation Workshop/Refresher within 18 months.
The Refresher training for Advanced Techniques, requires attendance at this 1 day workshop every 18 months.
This is a full day course that staff must apply for via the online application process
- Teacher: JOANNE MOLSHER
This module is designed for all health professionals involved in the management of clozapine. The term ‘participant’ refers to the patient, consumer, client or service user for this course.
Course Summary: This program is designed as an update for Nurses who give Long Acting Intramuscular Injections (LAI) there are three components,
- Review of Injection sites
- Long Acting Preparations
- Indications for Long Acting Preparations
Target Audience: Mental Health Nurses, Graduate Mental Health Nurse Students
Completion Requirement: Mandatory whole course once off for all nurses working in Acute community & inpatient teams where LAI's are administered - then yearly refresher (Theory component) there after.
Mode of Delivery: Theory (online), practice session (trainer) + LAI administration assessment.
In addition to this update, staff completing the entire LAI program will need to complete
Practical Assessment - An additional component is being observed giving 5 intramuscular injections
- Ventrogluteal site minimum 2 injections
- Deltoid site minimum 2 injections
The practical training session will organised locally in your clinical area. You will need to produce the three certificates from the above programs prior to undertaking the practical session
The practical component will take up to an hour and a half
CPD: 4 hours (Theory and practical)
- Teacher: Bernhard STEFAN-RASMUS
This course is intended as an introduction to the range of issues that staff must reflect upon when faced with a situation where seclusion and restraint is being considered as an option in resolving a challenging interaction with a consumer.
Seclusion should only be used where there are purpose built facilities and appropriate expertise.
This is a Digital Media course