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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.

The clinic was developed in 2011 in partnership between Swinburne and aged care providers to offer low or no cost services addressing the emotional and mental health care of older adults.

Watch this short video and learn about how the clinic is helping older adults and their families with the transition into aged care:

Like other countries, Australia is experiencing a rapid increase in the number of older persons. By 2031, nearly a quarter of the population is projected to be over 65. Older adults, particularly those living in residential care can have difficulties accessing services to help maintain or improve
emotional wellbeing.

Support us today

You can support the clinic through sponsorship or donation via Swinburne's donation portal. When selecting your payment option and completing payment, please select 'Other' from the list of designations and enter 'Wellbeing Clinic'.

Join our mailing list

‘If you would like to join the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults mailing list please email Aida Brydon at aidabrydon@swin.edu.au.