Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry
About the faculty
Our vibrant and active faculty supports old age
psychiatrist and trainees, promotes the
mental wellbeing of older people and their families, and protects
This short video explores the symptoms of depression in older
people and what help you can get if you are feeling
depressed. The video also shows how to cope if you are a
friend or family member of an elderly person suffering from
News and events
The closing date for nomination for elections for 2018
has now passed. Voting for the elections going to ballot will be
opening in May 2018.
If you have any queries, please contact: Richa Kataria via:
Key results of the 2017 survey of services is now
New NHS guidelines for practitioners in primary care
NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a
document aimed at medical practitioners in primary care, in
particular GPs, which highlights symptoms often attributed to old
age but where a mental health diagnosis and follow-up is more
The Faculty is looking for patients or carers willing to talk
to the media about depression in older people.
If you have any potential cases please download
the letter (opens a Word document) for them and for your
Business meeting minutes:
What we have done in the last 3 months
We’ve put together some of the opportunities and useful
information available to trainees in old age psychiatry, including
a Higher Trainee group and free online training.
Prizes and bursaries
Prizes and bursaries are available throughout the year.
Best practice guidance, reports, policies and videos.
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