Invitation to attend a forum on Positive Mental Health, Positive Ageing

Putting research findings into daily practice

Keynote Speakers: The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO and Toni Lamond

Date:                 Wednesday  28th  October 2020
Time:                    10am – 11.30am
Where:                  Online via Zoom
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Influencing Clinical Practice – Webinar Series continues in 2020

Details to folllow. If you have any suggestions or are interested in presenting at one of our webinars, please contact us by email to Become a member now to ensure you are notified of any events.

May 26th 2020

Suicide in Late Life: The Impact of COVID-19

What: Webinar (Zoom)

When: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Speaker: Dr. Anne Wand

Will the COVID-19 pandemic result in an increase in deaths by suicide? Are older people especially vulnerable to suicidal behaviours during and after this time? The pandemic will affect known risk factors for suicidal behaviours in older adults. This talk will discuss the implications of COVID-19 for suicide in older adults and suggest approaches for suicide prevention in older people. Download Flyer (May 26th 2020)

Spring 2021

PGNA 25th Anniversary Conference to be held together with RANZP’s FPOA in the Blue Mountains.

For details please click here now and go direct to our conference webpage. Notification will be sent to all members as soon as registrations are open. Become a PGNA member now and profit from discounted tickets.

PGNA Annual General Meeting 2020

To be held during the PGNA Conference.

Details to be advised via email to all members.

Past Events

February 2020

Positive Ageing Forum: Knowledge – Key to Empowerment, 14 February 2020, Burwood RSL, NSW

A free community forum. The whole event was Auslan interpreted. Further details can be found on our Positive Ageing website.

September 2019

Bi-annual Conference: Raise your Voice – Friday, 13th September 2019 in Wollongong, NSW, Australia

For details please login as a member and go to our past conferences webpage where all presentations are available. Discounted tickets for PGNA members

PGNA Annual General Meeting: Friday, 13th September 2019 in Wollongong, NSW.

To be held during the Biannual Conference.

Details to be advised via email to all members.

May 2019

Webinar “Models of Ageing”: Thursday 23 May 2019, 19:15 – 20:15 (EST)

This presentation discussed different models of ageing from social, psychological and medical bases, as well as look at how personality is expected to change with age, and the development of wisdom. How can this knowledge influence clinical practice in looking after Older People with Mental Health Problems? Presenter: Dr Neil R. Jeyasingam. Bsc(Med), MBBS, MBus, MPsych, Cert(Old Age), FRANZCP. Unit Clinical Director, Northern Beaches Mental Health Service. Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sydney University If you have missed this webinar and are interested in the content, you can gain access to a recording by becoming a member of PGNA. Go to our membership page for details on how to become a member.

July 2019

State of Play in Old Age Psychiatry – What’s New in the Field?

Friday, 26th July 2019, 9am – 5pm. University of NSW, Scientia Building, Kensington

State-of-the-Art Conference courtesy of FPOA-RANZCP in honor of Professor Brian Draper upon his retirement from Clinical Practice. A great lineup of speakers including Professor Brian Draper, Professor Viviana Wuthrich, Professor John Snowdon and many more. Free of charge for nurses and allied health. Registrations to this event are now closed due to reaching capacity.