Positive Living In Aged Care: A Mental Health Promotion Project In Residential Aged Care – The Power Of Collaborative Partnerships.

Go back to Resource Library
By May 28, 2015 No Comments

Authors: Mary Pillars and Fleur Hourihan, NSW

Year: 2011

Event: 2011 TheMHS Conference


Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 9780975765371

Abstract: The Positive Living in Aged Care (PLAC) Awards Project, funded by NSW Health, was developed in 2007 in response to the high prevalence of mental health problems in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The Awards, in their 4th year, and open to Commonwealth funded RACFs in NSW, aim to foster, identify, showcase, and promote innovative strategies that have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing of residents, staff, families and carers. Winning facilities present their strategies to the aged care and mental health sectors at a positive ageing seminar. Strategies have included intergenerational projects, resident support groups and staff education programs. The Project’s collaborative approach has fostered new and productive relationships between the aged care and mental health sectors at a state and national level, particularly in the area of mental health education and training. This paper will discuss the collaborative aspects of the project and the outcomes achieved.

This resource is only available for subscribers. If you have a subscription, please log in. Otherwise, click here to purchase a subscription.