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Beyond Blue has released a guide for staff working in Community and Residential Facilities

This booklet has been designed for staff working in community or residential aged care services. It covers a range of interventions that can be used to promote emotional wellbeing or to help people with anxiety or depression. These interventions are grouped by type, for example, physical activity interventions, and interventions to do with music and the arts. Some interventions are supported by a lot of scientific evidence, but others are not. This booklet summarises the strength of evidence for the use of each intervention in each setting, and whether its usefulness has been shown for promoting emotional wellbeing, as well as specifically for anxiety and depression. Most sections include a short case study to demonstrate how the interventions may be used with older people in aged care settings. And can be accessed on the link below