Clinicians' Corner

There is an international call for healthcare providers to promote brain health and psychosocial resilience in seniors. However, practical tools to support clinicians to do this work are lacking… until now:

The Fountain of Health Clinicians' Guide offers you, the busy clinician, an efficient way to integrate health promotion into routine practice. In four 10-15 minute visits, you can help your patients to assess their health needs, and set and meet simple evidence-based health behaviour goals to put them on the path to a healthier future. 

FoH Clinicians' Guide

Download and print the above Clinicians' Guide to use with your patients. Please be in touch if you would like to order any of the print materials, or to offer us your feedback.

Additional FoH Mental Health Promotion Tools

Five key Fountain of Health messages and actions clients can take for optimal aging (downloadable/printable PDF form)
Patients can write goals down on this printable form – this step will help them to achieve their goals.
Use this exercise to with clients with negative patterns of thinking, to help them reflect on their values and beliefs.
Research has shown that due to fears and stigma of mental illness, older adults are less likely to seek mental health care when they need it. This anti-stigma booklet describes common misconceptions about getting mental health help and a typical mental health visit.
A 6 minute educational video first voice account of a patient and his family’s experience of depression, and successful treatment.
A 14 minute audio offering an introduction to Mindfulness by Dr. David Whitehorn, PhD, MSN (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University and Director, Atlantic Contemplative Centre).

Seniors’ Mental Health Disorders: Clinician Assessment & Treatment Tools

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