The 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Adopted internationally 21 years ago as a means of promoting mental health; this year the focus is on older adults.
This year’s focus is timely, given that the proportion of older people has never been greater and will increase markedly in coming decades. While older New Zealanders generally have better mental health than other adults, suicide rates are high for people over 80 and many older people with mental disorders go undetected and suffer needlessly.
AUT would like you to join them in their celebration – sharing insights and helping highlight an increasing health issue for New Zealanders.
This is a free seminar but places are limited so please RSVP before Friday 4 October 2013 here.
Date: Thursday 10 October 2013
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Conference Room AF Building, North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
Paid parking is available.
View AUT’s North Shore Campus map
- 4pm – 4.30pm Light refreshments
- 4.30pm – 5.40pm Presentations
- 5.40pm – 7pm Socialising
Professor Max Abbott
Pro-Vice Chancellor, North Shore
Dean for the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University
Hon. Jo Goodhew
MP for Rangitata, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister for Primary Industries
Dr Murray Patton
Clinical Director of Mental Health, Waitemata District Health Board
Professor Grant Schofield
Professor of Public Health and Director of the Human Potential Centre
Operations Manager, never2old active ageing programme at AUT
Mental Health Promoter – Older People, Mental Health Foundation
- Waitemata District Health Board
- Te Pou
- Human Potential Centre
- never2old programme
- Mental Health Foundation
For more information visit the AUT website by clicking here.