Mental health warning for aged care providers

| 01 Feb 2016

Providers have been encouraged to deliver mental health awareness training to staff, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals men aged 85 and over have the highest rates of suicide. National mental health charity, beyondblue, has developed the Professional Education to Aged Care (PEAC) program to educate staff on how to identify signs of depression and anxiety.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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