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Elder Abuse | Seminar Series on Ageing

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Date: Friday 26 October 2018
Venue: TD144 , Hawthorn Campus

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Elder abuse is the mistreatment of an older person often committed by someone who has a relationship of trust, such as a partner, family member, friend or carer. This talk will address the hard-hitting issue of elder abuse and the role of mediation and counselling.


Mr Simon Curran is a senior manager at Relationships Australia Victoria. He has a background in industrial law and management consultancy. As an accredited mediator, Simon has extensive experience in workplace, inter-agency and multi-party mediation, workplace assessments and formal investigations.

About the Seminar Series

The Swinburne Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults presents an exciting series of seminars featuring guest presenters who are experts in the field of mental health and ageing to cover issues relating to late life conditions and treatments. In this seminar, Mr Simon Curran will present a lecture titled "Elder Abuse".

The seminars are suitable for clinicians and trainee clinicians but can be understood by a broader range of people including consumers, families and carers. The Seminar Series is free and open to the public.

About the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings. This service is run by psychology, counselling and social work students through Swinburne University of Technology.

The clinic also provides aged care professionals with mental health training and conducts research on the psychology of ageing.

Contact Information: Associate Professor Sunil Bhar
Email: Tel: +61 3 9214 8371