Promoting mental wellbeing and overcoming loneliness for better aged care


Conference | 13-14 November 2018 View Full Program Here

Over the past several years, there have been great strides made with respect to awareness and initiatives on mental health and wellbeing. However, this progress has been largely focused on youth and adolescents. With 1 in 7 Australians now aged 65 and over, and approximately 57% of residents in residential aged care diagnosed with a mental health or behavioural condition, promoting mental health and overcoming loneliness for Australians in aged care has taken on new urgency. 

The Tackling Aged Care Mental Health conference will identify and present solutions to overcome these issues, including evaluating the 2018-19 Federal Budget allocation for aged care mental health; how aged care providers can partner with mental health organisations to deliver superior outcomes; the role of technological-based interventions in promoting mental wellbeing and training and development for carers and staff. 

Hear from leading experts in aged care and mental health as they deliver their insights on how best to overcome these challenges to tackle mental illness and mitigate loneliness.  

  • Hear from Leading Age Services Australia how they are supporting age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. 

  • Identify strategies to improve the quality of life for those with dementia in aged care with Scalabrini Village and Bupa Aged Care.

  • Find out how to forge partnerships between mental health organisations and aged care providers to create better mental health outcomes for senior Australians. 

Featured Speakers

Geoff Rowe

Chief Executive Officer

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia

Maureen Berry

Chief Operating Officer

Bupa Aged Care

Colin McDonnell

Dementia Excellence Practice Lead

Scalabrini Village

Jennie Holdom

Coordinator Assessment & Volunteer Recruitment, Aged Care Community Services

Uniting Wesley

Veronica Jamison

State Manager Victoria/Tasmania

Leading Age Services Australia

Nieves Murray

Chief Executive Officer

Suicide Prevention Australia

Jamie Fillingham

Executive Manager Community Care

Goodwin Aged Care Services

Dr Bianca Brijnath

Director, Social Gerontology

National Ageing Research Institute

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Why attend?

  1. Understand from our psychologists panel how to create better access to psychological services for older people in residential aged care facilities. 

  2. Discover the role of technological-based interventions in creating a better environment for residential aged care facilities to promote mental health and wellbeing. 

  3. Learn how cultivating healthy lifestyles for residents can lead to better mental wellbeing. 

  4. Learn strategies to maintain mental health and wellbeing for new residents in the transition to residential aged care. 

  5. Understand how investing in home support and home care packages can lead to better mental health outcomes. 

  6. Identify how to coordinate care for complex mental health needs in aged care

  7. Learn about the implications of the 2018-19 Federal Budget for aged care mental health funding

Who should attend?

Professionals working in aged care and retirement living providers, mental health organisations and NFPs, including:  
  • CEOs/Managing Directors 
  • General Managers/State Managers/Executive Directors 
  • Residential Care 
  • Home Care 
  • Community Care 
  • Strategy 
  • Operations 
  • Workforce 
  • Health/Wellness 
  • Quality 
  • Partnerships 
  • Advocacy 
  • Marketing 
  • Business Development 



Team Discounts




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This venue will be held at a city centre deluxe hotel in Melbourne. 

This venue will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event.