Training materials: Valuing experience – older people and mental health

Valuing Experience – Older People And Mental Health 


Tany Alexander and Mo Hutchison


Mental Health Media 
From, £49.95




“I don’t know what I would do without Pauline… she’s there
for me, she’ll listen and she cares.”


This informative video and workbook package shows older people
giving their perspective on their personal mental health, writes
Kate Balmforth. Individuals show the many different strands of
experience people have had and how they each connect into the
community. The workbook expands upon these elements, with training
sessions such as “challenging discrimination”, and “care that is
right for me”.


The style is clear with the learning points highlighted, so that
anyone without a background in training could run a training


Readers should check the thorough further information section at
the back of the pack.


This pack will be of benefit to those who are new to this field
and, for those with a background in mental health and older people,
revisits best practice. 


Kate Balmforth is service manager,
the Richmond Fellowship Scotland

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