Aged care resources
beyondblue offers a free catalogue of resources for people, partners, family and friends, and for health professionals who work in mental health relating to older adults on depression, anxiety and suicide prevention.
Culturally adapted screening tools
Culturally adapted screening tools have been developed as part of a study funded by beyondblue and conducted by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) that investigated the usefulness of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) in detecting late life depression and anxiety in community dwelling older Chinese migrants.
What works to promote emotional wellbeing in older people
The What works to promote emotional wellbeing in older people – a review of the evidence on psychosocial interventions for older people booklet covers a range of interventions that can be used to promote emotional wellbeing or to help people with anxiety or depression. It summarises the strength of evidence for each intervention and gives case studies to show how the interventions have been used with older people.
Aged care organisations can request a printed copy by completing the registration form
Free educational resources for aged care providers to improve mental health for older LGBTI people
As a result of a research project funded by beyondblue exploring factors contributing to depression and/or anxiety in older LGBTI people, and strategies used to cope with discrimination, free educational resources have been developed for aged care providers.
The education resource consists of a PowerPoint presentation, Life Stories discussion activity, facilitator notes and a project report.
The aim of these resources is to assist aged care providers to deliver a short education session to their staff to raise awareness of the issues affecting their residents/clients, specifically relating to gender identity, sexuality and intersex people. The session also includes the impact on clients/residents’ mental health and identifies how care staff can provide an inclusive service.