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Mental health intervention for older adults with chronic health conditions

Are you over 65 and have a chronic health condition? Do you have an interest in mental health?

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About the project/vacancy

Older adults with chronic health conditions are more likely to experience mental challenges than those without chronic conditions. It's therefore important older adults seek treatment which suit their mental health needs.

A Edith Cowan University researcher is designing an intervention aimed at helping older adults with chronic conditions to seek help for mental health concerns e.g. anxiety, depression

About the position

This is a one-off activity where you will discuss the proposed intervention with the researcher over the phone and provide feedback.

What am I expected to do?

Successful applications will be asked to:

  • Discuss the proposed intervention with the researcher over the phone and provide feedback i.e. how to make the intervention most effective, advise on the layout, format and delivery
  • Briefly review the intervention once it has been drafted, so the final product is well informed (minor revisions, indicating barriers to deliver). This will take place via email or telephone depending on your preference

What skills or experience do I need?

You need to be over the age of 65 years and living with a chronic disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes)

You may or may not have had an experience of a mental health condition

How long am I expected to be involved?

This is a one-off activity which will take approximately 45 minutes and will be held on Tuesday 7 April, 2020 (at a time which suits you)

Where will meetings be held?

Via phone call

What support is offered?

$35/hour honorarium will be offered. Support is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Applications close: 24 April 2020

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