Aging and Mental Health Workshop
1. Week One: Introduction to Mental Health
- What is “typical” aging
- Stigma and discrimination
- Current incidence / prevalence
- 3 populations in late life
2. Week Two: Common Mental Illnesses in Late Life
- Dementia - focus on BPSD
- Suicide Risk & Prevention
- Severe and persistent mental illness in older adults
3. Week Three: Assessment Tools
4. Week Four: Evidence Informed Non-Pharmacological Interventions
5. Week Five: Resources for Healthcare providers
Instructor: Kim Wilson, Exec Dir, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health.
Kimberley Wilson has been with the CCSMH since 2005 and has led the National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health Implementation and Knowledge Translation Projects over the last several years. Additionally, Kim is a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee at the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is leading a project funded by the Commission focusing on anti-stigma initiatives for seniors’ mental health.
This workshop will be offered online and will only be offered if there is sufficient enrolment. You must register by midnight Wed Dec 15th in order to “attend” online.
To Register: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com for your registration form
Cost: $250 Professionals – $100 students (cheques only)
Make cheques payable to: “Institute for Life Course and Aging” Send to: WORKSHOPS, Institute for Life Course and Aging, 222 College St., Ste. 106, Toronto, ON M5T 3J1 (receipts will be emailed)
Make cheques payable to: “Institute for Life Course and Aging”
Registration deadline: December 15th