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Scoping study to identify key issues for the mental health of older people

Researchers at the National Ageing Research Institute are working with the National Mental Health Commission to understand the key issues for older adults to maintain mental health and support those living with mental illness and their carers.

New survey shows impact of Beyond Blue’s support of people through pandemic

A new survey reveals many Australians are feeling unsettled as Beyond Blue launches a new push to support the nation’s mental health and wellbeing.

Monash University launches new centre to transform treatments for Australians living with mental health disorders

Monash University today will launch an end-to-end, cross-disciplinary centre to drive novel psychiatric drug discovery, as well as new approaches to neuromedicine-assisted psychotherapies, for the treatment of mental health disorders.

The mental health challenges facing ageing women: insights from female baby boomers

Members of the 'baby boomers' generation are now in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Too often, the notion of an ageing population is assumed to mean that we – as individuals and collectively – are in decline. This construction of older members of society can have an adverse effect on mental health.

Free webinar on ageing and the fundamental need for social connection during a global pandemic

The Eastern Suburbs Older Persons’ Mental Health Service is hosting its 20th Positive Ageing forum as a free webinar, from 10am to noon on Wednesday, October 27 with acclaimed author, social psychologist and researcher, Hugh Mackay AO.

National conference to explore health, wellbeing and safety of LGBTIQ women

The health, wellbeing and safety of LGBTIQ women in Australia will be in sharp focus at a national virtual conference to be held in November.

Essential workers increasingly considering changing their jobs because of COVID-19

Threats to personal safety at work, managing mental health and the ongoing nature of the pandemic are causing essential workers a great deal of concern, according to research commissioned by new Australian digital-only, member-owned bank, Hiver.

Older and younger generations engaged and connected by Timeless Play

Both the elderly and youth generations have been some of the most socially isolated populations during the pandemic, but a New South Wales programme is bringing the age opposites together in a new digital programme.

Mental Moments Show returns in October to support aged care staff, residents, home care clients and families

This year has been another challenging one for people who live and work in aged care and it's more important than ever that we ‘care for the carers’ and look after each others' mental health. That's why Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFB) and The Australian Aged Care Collaboration have announced that the Mental Moments Show is back again this year!

Wellbeing webinar series kicks off for older people, their families and carers

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) are holding a three-part wellbeing webinar series featuring researchers, health and wellbeing specialists and people with lived experience to share their tips, ideas and suggestions with you, so you or an older person you know can support their physical, mental and emotional health during the current pandemic.

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