Join us for this older persons’ mental health forum as we discuss topics such as the demographics of the ageing population, mental health status in the older population and services available for older persons’ mental health.
The half day forum will bring together delegates from the primary, acute and not-for-profit sector and aims to;
- Provide information about the current and projected population health profile of the older people in the north;
- Enable attendees to learn about older persons mental health issues and better understand the complexities facing the sector;
- Increase awareness of appropriate health promotion activities and early intervention services for older people with mental illness;
- Educate attendees about the available services and referral pathways across the care continuum.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Duncan McKeller | Consultant Psychogeriatrician | NAHLN
Special Guests: Mr Glenn Docherty | Mayor of City of Playford
Mr Chris Burns | SA Mental Health Commissioner
Professor Renuka Visvanathan | Director at Aged & Extended Care Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Mrs Doris Gioffre | Manager, Abuse Prevention Program | Aged Rights Advocacy Service
WHO CAN ATTEND?
GPs, Nurses, Medical Students, University Researchers, Council Members, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, Older Persons’ Health Officers and Community Members
Please contact the Northern Health Network on (08) 8209 0700 if you have any questions about this event.