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What is Mental Health in Aged Care?

Mental Health in Aged Care assist people experiencing low levels of anxiety or depression, often identified simply as stress as they move into residential aged care facilities.

Created by people who have experienced the move, the program supports a person’s mental health, physical health and social needs through one-on-one and group support. Family and friends' support is also available.

How does Mental Health in Aged Care help?

We work with people to:

  • Manage stress
  • Build on strengths
  • Increase confidence
  • Stay in touch with family/friends
  • Make new friendships
  • Try new things

How to access this service

People who live in Gippsland and have recently moved into a residential aged care facility or are about to can access this support.

For more information call (03) 5622 4140 or email MHIACGippsland@wellways.org.

The PLACE (Positive Life in Aged Care Enterprise) program is designed and delivered by Wellways Australia with funding from Gippsland Primary Health Network.