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Mental health and well being in later life

Special issue call for papers from Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

To publish in 2015/2016

Guest editors

Professor Alisoun Milne, University of Kent, UK and Associate Editor for Quality in Ageing and Older Adults with a focus on mental health and dementia

Toby Williamson, Head of Development and Later Life, Mental Health Foundation, UK

About the edition

Mental health and well being in later life is a prominent research, policy and practice issue. This special issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults will focus on this important topic.

Papers are invited on any relevant area including:

  • innovations promoting mental health
  • evaluations of initiatives to alleviate risks to mental health
  • the role policy plays in promoting or undermining mental health amongst older people
  • dementia and mental well being
  • older people's perspectives on mental health
  • conceptualising mental health in later life
  • prevention strategies.

The editors are specifically interested in receiving papers with a focus on mental health in later life, rather than mental illness.

Submission criteria and review policy

If you are interested in submitting to this issue, in the first instance please email an abstract for your paper to one of the guest editors:

Professor Alisoun Milne: [email protected]

Toby Williamson: [email protected]  

The guest editors will respond and confirm whether you should proceed with the submission of a paper for this issue.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 April 2015.

Deadline for submission of final papers is 1 July 2015.

For author guidelines, see the Journal’s webpage:

For general information on Quality in Ageing and Older Adults journal please visit the journal's website: QAOA is unique in bridging the gaps between the research, policy and practice worlds and has an explicit focus on providing evidence-based implications for practice.