Through the National Programs Unit, COTA develops innovative progams which are delivered by peer educators via the State and Territory COTAs.
COTA Australia currently offers two national peer education programs:
What is Peer Education?
Peer education is the process of people who share common ground learning from one another. Volunteer peer educators are trained by COTAs to talk to other older people about healthy ageing issues. Your local COTA can provide more information.
Beyond Maturity Blues
COTA Australia in partnership with beyondblue, the national depression initiative, offers the Beyond Maturity Blues peer education program.
Beyond Maturity Blues aims to raise awareness and promote understanding of depression and anxiety. Informative, interactive sessions delivered by trained peer educators are available, free of charge, to seniors groups, clubs and organisations. Sessions are also available in Greek, Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese.
Click on your State/Territory below for information on beyond maturityblues sessions in your area:-
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Click the links below for media releases relating to depression
Depression is not a normal part of growing older
Disaster and depression - Recognising normal reactions to disaster
Depression and Men
Depression and Chronic Illness
Quality Use of Medicines
COTA Australia in conjunction with the NPS Better Choices - Better Health is pleased to offer the Senior Quality Use of Medicines peer education program.
Offered by COTAs throughout Australia, this innovative program aims to promote healthy ageing through increased awareness of how to get better results from medicines, how to avoid mix-ups and where to access reliable information. Informative, interactive sessions delivered by trained peer educators are available, free of charge, to seniors groups, clubs and organisations.
Click on your State/Territory below for information on QUM sessions in your area:-
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