The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) is hard at work ensuring that seniors' mental health is recognized as a key Canadian health and wellness issue. Working with partners across the country, the CCSMH is busy facilitating initiatives to enhance and promote seniors' mental health. Below is a listing of what's new at the CCSMH, but there are always more projects in development. Please bookmark this site and visit us frequently for updates.
24th CAGP Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, BC
Save the Date: September 30, 2015
Seniors and Family Guides – UPDATED 2015
CCSMH is pleased to provide access to update brochures on depression and suicide prevention. They were developed with the financial support and collaboration of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.original guidelines for more detailed information regarding the specific practice recommendations
Canadian Geriatric Society released the Hospital Discharge Guide for Older Adults and Their Families.
LetsReachOut1010/TendezLaMain1010 - Three bilingual PSAs developed by McGill Ingram School of Nursing student teams about the issue of senior risk for depression and suicide
The CCSMH co-authored the new Mental Health Commission of Canada Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada. Visit www.mhccseniorsguidelines.ca to view the interactive Guidelines or to download a PDF.
New Project Director effective September 16, 2013
We are delighted to announce Bonnie Schroeder as the new Project Director of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health effective September 16. We also wish to thank Kimberley Wilson for her eight years of dedicated service to the Coalition. To be in touch with Bonnie, you may contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-233-1619 (home office) or 613-614-9450 (mobile).
CCSMH Receives Honourable Mention
On October 16th 2012 the CCSMH received an Honourable Mention at the Mental Health Commission of Canada's 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards, recognizing our work with the National Guidelines Project.
Developing Guidelines on the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults at the End-of-Life
Article in Canadian Geriatrics Journal, Vol 14, No 2 (2011)
A Knowledge Transfer Study of the Utility of the Nova Scotia Seniors' Health Network in Implementing Seniors' Mental Health National Guidelines
Article in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal, Vol 14, No 1 (2011)
New Information: Seniors, Emergencies and Disasters
[Updated August 2015]