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Supporting mental health and wellbeing in older adults

Unit Code: PSY5016

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


This unit will focus on mental health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan into older adulthood. You will gain an understanding of optimal ageing, including when changes occur across a variety of social (e.g., working and retirement), psychological (e.g., mental health) and biological (e.g., brain health) areas. Modifiable lifestyle factors and associated interventions to help optimise and promote healthy ageing will be considered, along with how we might communicate key messages in support of person-centred care and wellbeing.

The unique challenges of working with older adults, and in particular older adults who experience complex mental health, addiction, and interconnected concerns will also be explored.