Working with newcomer seniors and their mental health issues

Presenter: Baldev Mutta, Founder and CEO of Punjabi Community Health Services
Date: June 10th, 2020
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Older adults are at high risk of developing mental health problems due to a number of unique challenges that affect their mental health and well-being, such as loss of social status, chronic physical health problems, social isolation, language barriers, loss of independence and elder abuse/neglect. Coupled with factors associated with migration, this can have serious implications for the physical and mental health of older immigrants and refugees. Evidence shows that mental health problems and illnesses can be serious issues for older immigrants within their first few years after arrival. This webinar outlines promising practices for addressing the unique settlement, integration and mental health needs of older immigrants and refugees.

Presenter biography

Baldev Mutta, Found and CEO, Punjabi Community Health Services

Baldev has been in the field of social work for the last 45+ years. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS). PCHS is a Health Service Provider in the Central West and Mississauga Halton LHIN geographic areas.

He has worked for the last 30 years developing an integrated holistic model to address substance abuse, mental health and family violence in the South Asian community.

He has received many community awards for his work on equity, community development, diversity management, and organizational change.