march, 2023

29mar1:00 pm2:00 pmAging and mental health: Starting a conversation with the Mental Health Continuum for Aging Canadians in home and community careA Partnership in Research Webinar


Event Details

Aging Canadians often experience mental health concerns related to ageism and negative attitudes about mental health. This increases barriers to accessing mental health support, care, and treatment. More conversations about mental health in community care settings could better address older adults’ mental wellbeing needs as we work to build a more resilient health system. The current co-design project is acting on aging and mental health research priorities identified by Canadians during the pandemic. In this presentation, Drs. Nelly Oelke and Justine Giosa will share the findings of adapting a user-friendly tool, the Mental Health Continuum for Aging Canadians, and the next steps of co-designing mental health conversations between home and community care providers and older adults during routine care interactions in rural and urban settings across Canada.

Nelly D. Oelke, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia Okanagan;
Scientific Director, Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia

Justine Giosa, PhD
Scientific Director, SE Research Centre, SE Health;
Assistant Professor (adjunct status), School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

via Zoom webinar –  PLEASE REGISTER

Free and open to the public – Everyone is welcome


(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST


via Zoom webinar


Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease UBC Okanagan