Understanding mental health and well-being in later life

The Understanding Mental Health and Well-Being in Later-Life workshop series is designed for older adults (65+) and offered in communities across Ontario. It shows seniors how to improve their mental health, spot the signs and symptoms of mental illness and addictions, and where to go for help in their communities.

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The 12 evidence-based workshops are:

  • Series overview
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Opioids and other medications
  • Cannabis and alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Positive mental health
  • Understanding your care options


Are you a caregiver or older adult interested in taking the workshop? Find a workshop near you.

Are you interested in delivering a workshop in your community? Find out more.

The workshop series was developed by the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), with the help of experts in the field of mental health and addiction, and funding from the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. For more information, email olderadults [at] camh [dot] ca.

Resources to support older adult mental health

Resources for older adults

Resources for service providers

Events for service providers

Find a workshop near you

Workshops for older adults will be offered in communities across Ontario. A list of organizations offering the workshops is coming soon.

Note: As older adults are at an increased risk for severe illness associated with COVID-19,1 many organizations are refraining from delivering in-person workshops until it is safe to do so. Please check back at a later date.

If you are an older adult and interested in participating in one of these workshops from the comfort of your own home, our partner organization, Hope and Me, is hosting a pilot of this workshop series online.  Register for their workshops here.