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Older Person's Mental Health

Introduction and overview of the mental health problems that older people experience most commonly, for the benefit of healthcare workers in all fields.



This workshop will provide an introduction and overview of the mental health disorders that older people most commonly experience. This workshop will benefit healthcare workers in all fields, as they adjust to the rapidly growing proportion of older people in our community.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • An overview of the main mental health disorders faced by older people and how common they are

  • Better understand clients who may be experiencing dementia, delirium, depression, anxiety and psychosis

  • Understand the key approaches available for informal carers, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals

  • Ways to effectively manage these disorders

Let's Get Real

1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

3. Working with whānau

4. Working within communities

5. Challenging discrimination

7. Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Dr Brian Deavoll 


Brian is a Consultant Psychiatrist of Old Age with Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha (formerly CDHB). He is currently a consultant psychiatrist in the Older Person Mental Health Service, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha working part-time in the Community Team based at The Princess Margaret Hospital and part-time in ward BG Burwood Hospital. He has a long history of service provision, leadership and involvement with training in the mental health sector in Christchurch.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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