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Applying the IDEAS Framework

An easy to use framework is the IDEAS action plan used by CQUniversity in managing a mental health crisis situation. I – Identify immediate dangers to yourself, others and the …

De-Escalation

Positive Body Language: Personal space – do not stand too close Do not stand in front of the casualty, standing to the side is less threatening neutral body language. How …

Summary

That brings us to the end of week two! This week we spoke about dealing with clients who are suffering from mental health disorders and your responsibility as a fitness …

Mental Health Misconceptions

Mental Health Misconceptions Having a mental illness diagnosis does not define the person It does not mean the person: Cannot control their behaviour Has the symptoms all the time Will …

Substance-Related Disorders

Types of Disorder Substances-Induced Intoxication Withdrawal Various psychiatric symptoms. Substance Use Dependence Abuse. Substances Abused Stimulants Amphetamines (uppers, speed, ice) Cocaine (crack, coke) Designer drugs (ecstasy) Coffee and tea Nicotine …

Referrals, Pre-screening and Mental Illness

Mental Illness in Australia Mental illness is very common. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are Depressive, …

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour Warning signs of suicide Expressing negative comments about self Expressing intent to die by suicide and having a plan to do so Expressing suicidal thoughts Putting personal affairs …

Impulse Control Disorders

People With Impulse Control Disorders Cannot resist the urge to hurt themselves or others May cause physical, or financial harm to themselves May also behave in ways that cause them …

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders Classifying Mood Disorders: An illness that involves mood extremes that interfere with everyday living Most researchers believe many mood disorders are caused by complex imbalances in the brain’s …

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia A mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality. There is no known single cause of Schizophrenia. It appears that genetic factors produce a vulnerability to Schizophrenia, …

Anxiety Disorders

Phobias Definition: A strong, irrational fear of something specific, such as heights or social situations. There are three classes of Phobias, the table below outlines these and their relevant fear. …

Getting the Most Out of this Course

Whether you’re learning online for the first time, or you’re new to FutureLearn, the following tips will help you get the most out of your course. Travelling through the course …

Summary

That brings us to the end of week two! This week we spoke about dealing with clients who are suffering from mental health disorders and your responsibility as a fitness …