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Objectives

The overall project goal is to develop a practical and sustainable model, guided by best practices, in promoting elderly mental wellness and preventing elderly depression for Hong Kong through empowering the community. The specific objectives are:

  1. To set up a productive ageing and collaborative stepped care model for effective outreach, engagement, and prevention of elderly depression for at-risk older adults
  2. To develop a clinical protocol and guidelines to coordinate care between existing mental health and elderly services for elderly mental wellness
  3. To build capacity and human resource in the community on promoting mental wellness among older people via provision of up-to-standard training for professionals and para-professionals
  4. To raise public awareness and mental health literacy among family members, neighbours and community members by encouraging early detection and help-seeking for at-risk older adults
  5. To establish evidence of a sustainable community-based model on prevention and early intervention for elderly depression