World Health Day 2012 - Ageing and Health

World Health Day

World Health Day is April 7th 2012.  This year the theme is Ageing and Health.  Full information and resources is available from the World Health Organisation website.


A training event will be held in Dunedin on May 7th, on ageing and alcohol.  Full information is available by downloading this flyer.


A selection of local resources on the mental health and addiction needs of older people are listed below.  If you want to suggest others for inclusion, please contact us.

  • Older Adults section of the Primary Mental Health Website. Link.
  • Mental Health Foundation - Late Life Depression. Link.
  • Mental Health Foundation - Retirement. Link.
  • Mental Health Foundation - Resource Finder - Dementia.  Link.
  • Te Pou. Mental Health and Addiction Services for Older People: Workforce Survey. Link.  
  • Older People section of the Mental Health Foundation website.  Link.
  • Ministry of Health - Health of Older People Strategy.  Link.
  • Ministry of Health - Mental Health and Addiction Services for Older People and Dementia Services. Link.
  • Mental Health Services for Older People.  A Critical Appraisal of the Literature.  NZHTA Assessment. Link.