The OAMH training focuses on the ‘3 D’s’ of OAMH – Depression, Delirium, and Dementia, and explores a number of approaches to supporting recovery in these areas.
In September the new OAMH modules were delivered in two pilot sessions and presented alongside the pre-existing ‘Person-Centred Care’ and ‘Evidence-Based Practice’ modules, in a full day workshop.
The training was first delivered to a small group of mental health professionals, largely nurse educators, at Graylands hospital, and then to a larger group from a variety of health backgrounds, here at Fremantle Hospital. The new module was constructed with the help of our Psychogeriatric Medical Lead, Dr Noel Collins, who gave his specialist input into these topics, particularly through his expertise in numerous ‘third wave’ cognitive approaches to recovery. Our current TRACS WA intern Elizabeth, from the University of Notre Dame, helped in putting the new module together, and constructed the participant resource pack to go alongside the module.
The training was then delivered by Jess and Helen, who created an engaging and enjoyable learning experience for the participants at both workshops. Moving forward, there is still a good deal of work to do in refining these new materials and responding to feedback, but all in all they were well launched.