Older Adults Mental Health Special Interest Group
The Older Adults Mental Health (OAMH) SIG brings together clinicians, academics, researchers, and students who are keen to develop their knowledge and understanding of the issues associated with mental health and ageing for a rapidly growing population of adults over the age of 65 years in Australia. The focus of this SIG is one of collegiality, networking, peer support and sharing of resources and information with colleagues around Australia who are involved with the mental health nursing care of older adults.
What is a OAMH nurse?
The OAMH nurse provides specialist assessment and treatment for persons over 65 years of age who experience severe and complex mental health problems, especially those with complications of ageing.
The OAMH nurse delivers contemporary evidence-based interventions, either by structured program or care coordination, with a strong focus on providing access to a holistic range of biopsychosocial interventions tailored to individual needs.