Aged care services must provide residents with mental and physical engagement, writes Kerry Mann.
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A group of allied health professionals has shared their personal mental health stories to help raise awareness and improve the mental health of aged care residents.
Older people with chronic disease may be suffering in silence when it comes to mental health.
Mental Health in residential aged care is a shared responsibility, writes Dr Julie Bajic Smith.
A new initiative will deliver psychological services to aged care residents and provide training opportunities for staff working in residential care facilities.
A study is looking at the physical, social and mental health benefits of creating outdoor “playgrounds” for seniors.
An intervention that aims to improve the mental health of people living in aged care through the involvement of residents, family members, staff and student counsellors is among seven mental health projects targeting older people to share in $5 million funding.
Safe Work Australia has produced a new guide for employers to help tackle common causes of psychological injury in the workplace.
Rather than stigmatised, decline needs to be recognised as part of a life-course approach to ageing well, writes Felicity Chapman.
A mental health service to tackle social isolation and grants to boost participation in sport are among new measures announced in the Federal Budget to support older Australians in the community.
A new mobile phone app is available to encourage people to prioritise their social relationships as a powerful way to improve their overall health.
The accessibility and quality of mental health services in the bush is the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry.
Head to Health, a new government website connects Australians with trusted digital and phone mental health resources.
New research has highlighted the benefits of using a mobile phone app to manage stress and build the resilience of informal carers.