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TALKING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS IN OLDER PEOPLE

8th March - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Understanding mental health illness for faith communities

Talking about mental illness – Dr Gill Yellowlees

Tuesday 8th March 2022 *** Time: 1.30-4.30 (3 hours) *** Registration fee: £30

TALKING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS IN OLDER PEOPLE

a workshop led by Dr Gill Yellowlees

This workshop is an opportunity to talk about mental illness in older people and will include a general introduction to the symptoms of mental illness, models for understanding mental health issues, and the impact that mental illness has on everyday life. We will look at how we respond and can offer support to people suffering from mental illness, both as individuals and in pastoral care settings.

The format of the day will include some teaching plus time for reflection, sharing from our own experiences, questions and group discussion.

Please note that this workshop is an opportunity to look at issues around mental illnesses such as depression and will not be focussing on dementia.

Gill Yellowlees lives in the Scottish Borders, where she worked as a psychiatrist with the NHS Mental Health for Older People’s team until retirement in 2014. She serves as an elder in her local Church of Scotland congregation and has trained in spiritual direction with the Epiphany Group.

ZOOM workshop – NB numbers are limited

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Details

Date:
8th March
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Organiser

Faith in Older People
Phone:
0131 346 7981
Email:
info@fiop.org.uk
Website:
www.faithinolderpeople.org.uk
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