The NSW Mental Health Commission today welcomed the $338m investment in mental health in the 2018-19 federal budget.
With Keynote Speaker: Professor Henry Brodaty, CHeBA Co-Director
Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs.
A unique peer worker program developed on the NSW Central Coast is helping revolutionise the way older clients interact with those supporting their mental health journey.
They count among their ranks a career accountant, a retired engineer and the former CEO of a multinational charity.
Yet in addition to bringing decades of professional experience to the table, this inspiring group of individuals are also using their own lived experiences of both ageing and mental illness to provide inspiration and support for those who require it most.
The mental health and wellbeing of older Australians is being compromised by a lack of understanding of their needs and the limited availability of specialist services.
Positive mental health is for everyone.
Exploring issues particular to the mental health of older people.
The concerning rate of suicide among men aged 85 years and above was the focus of a parliamentary forum addressed by NSW Mental Health Commissioner John Feneley last week (26 August).