Senior life in balance

Preventive intervention for seniors with or at risk of mental illness

Senior life in balance is a preventive intervention for seniors with or at risk of mental illness. The purpose of the initiative is to promote mental health for the elderly who lives in Nacka.

The program includes ten meetings whit an informative part and a part with reflections and group discussions. The content of the course is derived from gerontological theories in combination with theoretical knowledge from the field of social work. A clear ambition in the design of the program was that it would strengthen the participants and their ability to change their own situation if necessary. The ambition is to stimulate empowerment. The programme has been giving for the first time and the results of the intervention are being evaluated at the moment.

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