Helping people you support to understand and manage their medication.
For many people medication is a part of their recovery journey. For people living with a mental health condition, having an understanding of the impact of medication can increase their sense of control over their health and recovery.
Feel more confident to support people when self-administering medication and to understand the impact medication can have on people’s lives. Learn about the policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication.
- Understand how medication aligns with the recovery framework
- Appreciate individual choice and the role medication can play in recovery
- Explore attitudes and beliefs about medication
- Learn about commonly prescribed medication storage, administration and side-effects
- Demonstrate the skills to follow policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for assisting with medication administration and side-effect
- Explore strategies for managing emergencies
- Discuss strategies for effectively communicating with people about medication
Units of Competency
Successful completion of this course can contribute towards the completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health or Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (nationally recognised unit of competency – HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication).
Who is this for?
This course is for frontline mental health support workers, occupational therapists, social workers and community members who support people that use medication as part of their recovery plan.
All of MHCCs professional development training is available for delivery on site at your premises. Alternatively, MHCC can tailor a course to suit your specific requirements, contact us to find out more email@example.com