Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

An Overview of Older Person's Mental Health

$70 Subsidised* | $80 Early Bird* | $90 Non Subsidised


Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six | Catering: Refreshments Provided 

All corners of the healthcare sector need to adjust to the rapidly growing proportion of older people in our community, driven by the ageing of New Zealand’s population. This workshop will provide an introduction and overview of the mental health problems that older people experience most commonly, for the benefit of healthcare workers in all fields.

• An overview of the common mental health problems faced by older people (dementia, depression, anxiety and psychosis)
• How common are these problems
• The main differences between younger and older people with these problems
• The main management options overall

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Define the main psychiatric problems faced by older people and how common they are
• Understand the key approaches available for informal carers, doctors, nurses and allied 
   health professionals to help older people with psychiatric problems
• Describe how older peoples’ psychiatric problems are similar to, and different from, those of 
   younger adults

Let's Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development
• Working with Communities
• Working with Families/Whānau

*Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Apply your discount by completing the ‘Subsidised rate eligibility’ section when registering.

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 6 April 2018 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout). 

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar. 

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