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Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Older adults 55+ 

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Older adults 55+ (© 2010, 2011 CAMH)

 

Également en version française.

 

This resource provides health and social service providers with evidence-based approaches for promoting mental health for older adults.

It is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others who are involved in developing programs using best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives for people 55+. This is the second in a series of guides promoting positive mental health across the lifespan.

This resource includes:

  • background on how older adults are defined in this document.

  • a theoretical context for mental health promotion, including definitions and underlying concepts, with a focus on promoting resilience.
  • 11 best practice guidelines for mental health promotion interventions with older people, and examples of outcome and process indicators for measuring program success.
  • examples of mental health programs exemplifying the guidelines.
  • resources, including a worksheet practitioners can use to plan and implement mental health promotion initiatives, a sample worksheet showing how it has been used in a mental health promotion initiative, a list of web resources, and a glossary of terms commonly used in mental health promotion.

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Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Older Adults 55+

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