Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing are important components of overall health. In Australia, between 10 and 15 per cent of older adults have depression and approximately 10 per cent experience anxiety. Mental health conditions are particularly common among people living in residential aged care. In a 2022 survey, the Australian aged care workforce nominated mental health and wellbeing as one of four priority topics for the sector. The Knowledge Hub has therefore gathered evidence of best practice, along with learning and practical resources, to support the aged care workforce in delivering safe, high-quality care to individuals.

Mental health and wellbeing evidence and resources

The Knowledge Hub is in the process of bringing together the research evidence on what works for mental health and wellbeing in aged care with Australian online learning and practice tools and resources. This will be done through:

  1. A scoping review of published systematic reviews revealed the main ‘evidence themes’ across the mental health and wellbeing research.
  2. An environmental scan of online resources in diverse formats such as guidelines, videos, learning modules, and downloadable information sheets.

This work will be guided by an advisory group of researchers with expertise in the topic and people with experience in the sector.

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