Mental wellbeing

Age Institute has been a pioneer in strengthening older people’s mental wellbeing. We see wellbeing consisting of mental strengths, resources and life experience. In our work older people’s perspectives are heard and appreciated in order to build a positive vocabulary on mental wellbeing. We focus on positive psychology and solution-focused approach. In gerontological work we promote good encounters, appreciative communication and enhancing inclusion.

Our research and development projects produce diverse data and tools regarding mental wellbeing. We publish materials and arrange trainings to spread good practices to everyday life in gerontological work.

We all can strengthen our mental wellbeing by focusing on positive things in our everyday lives, developing our resources, facing challenges as possibilities and appreciating our own life experiences. Join us in strengthening mental wellbeing!

Sirkkaliisa Heimonen, Line Manager, +358 50 550 2312, sirkkaliisa.heimonen@ikainstituutti.fi