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Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person: Substance misuse

Program Short Description

We look at substance misuse in older people which may be linked to physical and mental health conditions.

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Program Info

The one hour webinar will provide CHSP workers and volunteers with insight and understanding about the prevalence of substance misuse in older people.  The session will provide helpful information as to why older people may become substance dependant, the impact substance misuse can have and the most common types of substances misused.   We identify the signs to look for with helpful tips on referral pathways for those wanting to seek help and support.


How to support the older person by:

  • information provision
  • awareness raising
  • identifying risk factors
  • identifying strategies
  • provision of resources and referral pathways


Target Audience: Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) personal care workers, team leaders, supervisors and CHSP volunteers.