Grief and Loss - Activity One

Panel discussion: Grief, Loss, Older People and Mental Health

This activity is delivered via webinar at 7.15 - 8.30 pm AEST, Wednesday 22 May.

How to access this activity

Provided you have registered for this stream, log into the webinar room from 6.45 pm AEST to view the broadcast. The link to the webinar room will be emailed to your registered email address, as well as made available on this page before the webinar is broadcast.


An interdisciplinary panel of content experts will engage in a case-based discussion sharing their insights about grief, loss, older people and mental health.

Learning outcomes

Through a facilitated case-based panel discussion, at the completion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • describe the complex relationship between grief and loss, mental health and aging as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of mental illness in older persons experiencing grief and loss
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting older people with mental health issues
  • better target referrals for older people with mental health issues as a result of better understanding of the role of different disciplines.


  • Dr Ebonney van der Meer, panel facilitator, Qld-based GP

  • Dr Cathy Andronis, Vic-based GP

  • Dr Rod McKay, NSW-based psychiatrist

  • Mr Chris Hall, Vic-based, psychologist

Before the activity starts

  • Read the vignette on which this panel discussion will be based. This will be made available before the activity starts.
  • Read the panel bios. These will be made available before the activity starts.