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Older persons mental health

In March of 2021, the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System released its final report. In this s ymposium, we will reflect on the...

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Life presents a range of challenges, which vary throughout a person's lifetime. Accordingly, mental health may be affected by these challenges, and...

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This topic explores the transition to old age and the changes to physical health that can either co-occur with, or masquerade as mental illness. The...

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This topic considers approaches to mental care for older people including person-centred care, collaborative care, care co-ordination and health...

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Older persons mental health | 2021

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Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Older persons mental health | 2021

In the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, titled Care, Dignity and Respect, Royal Commissioners made a call for fundamental reform of the aged care system as well as recommendations regarding improved access to older persons mental health services.

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Working with Older People to Make Recovery Real in Later Life

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This article includes participant discussions from a 2017 event titled "Working with Older People to Make Recovery Real in Later Life" hosted by Health Education and Training Institute, and NSW Older People’s Mental Health Policy Unit

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Aged Care Diversity Framework Initiative

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