The #InHerShoes project is a research, narrative and awareness raising project documenting the responses to older women (and their families) who report sexual assault as an older women (aged 65+).
#SheToo - Listening to Older Women
The #SheToo Campaign is about listening to older women who experience sexual abuse/assault. It recognises that the #MeToo movement empowered women - who already had a degree of empowerment (social media access, independence from perpetrator, speech/communication and cognitive abilities).
Advance Health Directives for Mental Health
ADA Australia produced this video to showcase discussion of the Advance Health Directive for mental health and preventing elder abuse. Advance Health Directives for mental health, are available to Queensland consumers under the Mental Health Act 2016.
Affinity COVID-19 Series Webinar: The Mental Health Response to COVID-19
The COVID pandemic represents a potentially overwhelming challenge to our health systems, to individuals and to our communities and society as a whole. How we respond to the many individual ad collective challenges will impact our communities for many years.
This video shows the real story of Amy who is a disabled older women with mental health issues whose community care service providers was threatening to withdraw the service.
One-in-eight Australians provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is aged. The stories in this article explain what it is really like to care.
Carers of People with a Mental Illness
Carers are recognised in the NSW Mental Health Act. The NSW Government also provides a number of support services and resource to assist carers of people living with a mental illness.
Caring for Someone With a Mental Health Condition
Caring for someone with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety can be challenging, but there are resources and support to help you in your caring role. The most important thing to understand is that help is available, for you and the person you care for.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
Coronavirus - Tips for People Living with Dementia
Dementia Australia provides factsheet of tips for people living with dementia and other disabilities who find it difficult to follow the Department of Health advice about coronavirus.