Education and training Professional development workshops Professional Development Workshop: Strategies for tackling loneliness in Aged Care The National Ageing Research Institute presents Strategies for tackling loneliness in Aged Care (Via Zoom) Half-Day workshop Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9:30am-12:00pm AEDT Loneliness and social isolation can be harmful to both your physical and mental health. According to the Australian Psychology Society, 1 in 4 people experienced an episode of loneliness, and 1 in 2 reported feeling lonely at least once a week. What strategies can we as health practitioners put into place to prevent older people feeling lonely? This evidence-based highly interactive workshop will draw on the experience of participants and also focus on: The psychology behind loneliness, what it is related to, how common it is, what causes it Strategies to prevent loneliness and social isolation in people living in residential aged care and those receiving home care Befriending, volunteers and other ways to expand social networks Cost $100 per person (excluding 10% GST) For registrations via invoice, please contact [email protected] Who Should Attend? Staff working in aged care including residential care and home care Staff working in community health settings Other professionals interested in loneliness Presenters/Facilitators Professor Colleen Doyle Marcia Fearn Venue Online | Zoom link will be sent upon registration. For further information Contact: Jessica Cecil, Education Coordinator.Phone: (03) 8387 2305 Email: [email protected] Workshop flyer available here Booking for this event has now closed.