Monday, 29 October 2012

Connecting Sectors: The Mental Health of Older People

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and Community Services Association of NSW will present an interactive forum on Friday 2 November to :
  • raise awareness of the issues associated with the ageing of people with mental health problems
  • identify the key policy and practice issues for both the Mental Health and Aged Care sectors
  • make and strengthen connections across sectors
  • showcase and promote best practice coordinated approaches to care and support
Claire Vernon, CEO of JewishCare will be presenting in Panel 1 - 9:45am - 10:45am - Showcasing Success: Working with Older People who have mental health issues in Community and in Residential Aged Care services.

Claire Vernon
Claire Vernon will be presenting with Bernice Moran - Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People, Maida Chand - United Care Ageing and Colin McDonnell -  Starrett Lodge Uniting Care Mental Health.This panel will be interactive, aimed at audience input and discussion around the key topics. The panel will be facilitated by Julie McCrossin.

The program will run all day on Friday 2 November starting at 8:30am and ending at 4:00pm.

Panel Sessions include:
  • Our Stories: The challenges and achievements of ageing and living with a mental health problem
  • Showcasing Success: Working with older people who have mental health issues in community and residential aged care services. Sources of hope and inspiration fort older people with mental health issues. Key issues, barriers to change and what next.
Julie McCrossin will facilitate interactive panels involving key people, knowledgeable and experienced in the mental health and aged care areas.

Event Details:
Wesley Conference Centre
Lyceum Room
220 Pitt Street, Sydney
8:30am registration - 4:00pm

This event is for consumers and carers, mental health and aged care service providers and other stakeholders across the service system.

Please click here for more details and to register -

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