beyond maturityblues is a joint project with beyondblue: the national depression initiative and COTA, promoting understanding and raising awareness of anxiety and depression in older Australians.
This project helps to dispel the myth that anxiety and depression are a normal part of ageing. Our sessions provides support and advice for older people that reduces stigmatising attitudes and increases knowledge of where to receive appropriate help.
COTA Queensland’s beyond maturityblues peer education sessions help participants to:
- recognise the early warning signs of anxiety and depression
- find ways to manage the illness and recover faster
- seek help
- enjoy good mental health
All sessions are free and take 45-60 minutes. Our Peer Educators are skilled in delivering empowering, fun and interactive sessions. So participants can be assured of a very worthwhile learning experience and will receive useful resources.
In addition to older peoples’ groups, beyond maturityblues sessions are also available to:
- carers’ groups
- chronic illness support groups
- men’s groups
- veterans’ groups
- volunteers’ groups
- rural and remote communities
Groups interested in booking a session in Chinese, Italian, Greek or Vietnamese should enquire about availability.
For more information on seniors and depression, visit the beyondblue website, www.beyondblue.org.au or call the beyondblue info line 1300 224 636