Mental health

While mental health issues such as depression or anxiety are not normal parts of ageing, they can occur as we get older and experience changes to our lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

For further information on these projects, please contact Associate Professor Briony Dow: B.Dow@nari.edu.au or Dr Meg Polacsek: M.Polacsek@nari.edu.au

IMPACCT: Improving Mood through Physical Activity for Carers and Care Recipients Trial

IMPACCT is investigating an innovative physical activity intervention designed for older carers and people they care for to undertake in their own homes. This is the first project targeting both the care recipient and the carer. The project was completed at the end of 2016, data analysis is underway and the main findings will be published in 2019.

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