Webinar: Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada

BC Psychogeriatric Association webinar series – MHCC presents 

Title: Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada 

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time 

Presenters: Bonita Varga, Knowledge Broker, Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Francine Knoops, Senior Analyst, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Description:  

Older adults may experience particularly complex interactions between mental health problems (such as depression or anxiety), cognitive difficulties (such as dementia), and chronic physical illnesses that may be associated with aging. 

Over the course of the next 20 years Canada’s population will undergo a fundamental shift as the entire baby boomer generation reaches 65. This demographic shift is having a significant impact on health and mental health services. 

The Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada provide an evidence informed service system model, guided by values and principles important to Canadian Seniors.  

During this 60min webinar participants will:  

  • Explore key factors that should be considered when planning a mental health service system for older adults;  
  • Discuss mechanisms that facilitate a comprehensive mental health service system; 
  • Look at opportunities to implement recommendations from the Guidelines. 

Audience: Service providers, managers in the health care field, and family caregivers.  

Category: Mental Health  

Link to the Webinar: http://thecaregivernetwork.ca/event/guidelines-comprehensive-mental-health-services-older-adults-canada/

 

Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 

 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time