Improving Psychological Therapies for Older People
Our'Improving Psychological Therapies for Older People' CPD conference is taking place on Monday 19 June in London and will address the current challenges faced by providers trying to improve outcomes for older adults and how psychological therapy services can improve and succeed in providing an accessible service for an ageing populations mental healthcare needs Through national updates, including an address from Ursula James IAPT Programme Manager Adult Mental Health Programme Delivery NHS England, interactive discussions and case studies from providers who are pioneering change, you will hear in detail the progress already being made in delivering psychological therapies for older people and provide tips and advice on how you can successfully implement these solutions within your own organisation.
Conference topics include:
IAPT for Older People: NHS England update
CBT with older people: what works?
Improving accessibility to IAPT for older people: addressing the 5YFV challenges
Depression in older adults - solutions to a common disorder
‘Voyager’ Talking therapies for older people moving into care
Interactive panel discussion:The challenges faced in improving access to services for an ageing population, how we overcome barriers and ways to move forward
Heart2Heart: An integrated approach to cardiac rehabilitation and CBT
The Lost Generation: people with a serious mental illness as they enter old age
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK comments “The mental health needs of older people have long been recognised as under-treated. In major equality reviews for the Department of Health; research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists; and most recently the independent Mental Health Taskforce, older people have been identified as having had substantial gaps in their access to services. This is despite the fact that up to a quarter of older people in the community are estimated to have symptoms of depression that may require intervention. It is hugely worrying that older people continue to face attitudes that low mood and depression are just a part of ageing. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If as a society we want to make the best of our longer years then we must urgently shift such perceptions around mental health and ageing.”