Older Adults

We have an ageing population, with more older adults than any time in human history and I’m passionate about older adults’ mental health.

Like you, I believe that everyone deserves to experience life without unnecessary misery or anguish.


Sadly, anxiety rears its worried head in at least 1 in 10 older adults, as does depression.  Even worse, they tend to go together hand-in-hand.

Figures from aged care facilities indicate that up to 50% of residents experience depression.

These mental health issues are not a normal part of ageing.

Generally, community-living older adults get less anxious and less depressed than younger adults.


It’s amazing that we can now expect to live well past our 60s, but we’re still figuring out what great ageing looks like (and how to best support it).

The World Health Organization released 10 Priorities for a Decade of Action on Healthy Ageing and two of priorities in particular are close to my heart.

  • Align health systems to the needs of older people
  • Campaign to combat ageism

I deliver individual therapy at a reduced cost to older adults in care facilities, retirement villages or in their own homes.


Plus I give awesome presentations about older adults’ mental health to groups of all sizes and happily tailor the content to suit all audiences.

Picture of old man in the sun and description of talk topics for older adults mental health

Contact me to arrange a presentation to your group or facility.


“Thank you very much for coming to Templestowe Village and giving an informative and engaging talk. The residents found it very beneficial.
I printed off more flyers (tip sheets) for the residents who weren’t able to attend. They were disappointed they had other engagements.  I must admit you had them laughing about nude sun catching in the village.”
Liz Wainewright – Wellness and Lifestyle Coordinator

“Thank you for the excellent talk you gave to the Eltham North Probus group recently. Several people have told me how much they enjoyed your talk and how interesting they found it. I also personally found your presentation first class. Many thanks again.”
Eric Butcher – Eltham North Probus Speaker Coordinator 

Call me to enquire about a presentation or therapy 0456 033 200

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