elder abuse prevention network (EAPN)

The EAPN (North Metro) is part of the Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse, which is being trialled at five Victorian health services.

Merri Health has recently been appointed as the lead agency of Elder Abuse Prevention Network in the North Metro region.

Network members will work together to undertake awareness raising activities and develop/revise policies and interagency protocols in the catchment area of Melbourne Health and North West Aged Care Assessment Service.

There are many ways local North Metro service providers and staff may be involved as part of the Prevention network or one of the designated working groups:

The Network meets quarterly and the working groups meet monthly. 
See meetings times below or contact Christina Micallef on 03 8319 7465
or Christina.Micallef@merrihealth.org.au.









Elder abuse prevention Network Contacts:

Project Coordinator – TBA

Christina Micallef, Acting Manager, Aged Care Aged & Primary Care, Merri Health

03 8319 7465 | 0436 483 787 | Christina.Micallef@merrihealth.org.au


Liaison Officer / Secondary consultations and Support: 

Helen Rushford, Melbourne Health/North West ACAS

03 8387 2129 | 0400 544 530 | helen.rushford@mh.org.au

Meetings & Events




General Meeting of NM EAPN

  • Date: 7th June 2019

  • Time: 9.30am to 11am

  • Venue: Merri Health Board Room, Level 2, 110 Chiefly Drive, Preston


Training opportunities related to elder abuse awareness and prevention:

Bouverie Centre: Level 1 & Level 2

The training is running until the end of June. Please register ASAP via https://www.bouverie.org.au/training/specialist_program/elder_abuse

Note: If any training sessions are fully booked, Bouverie will be keeping record of the numbers still wanting to undertake training and can put their name on the waiting list.

Online Elder Abuse Prevention Training

The course, targeted at anyone working with older people, takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and is free of charge.  


Resources related to elder abuse awareness and prevention:

Southern Melbourne PCP’s Preventing Elder Abuse Literature Review 

A rapid review of literature on primary prevention of elder abuse was conducted
in 2018 to support the work of the SMPCP Elder Abuse Prevention Network.
The review explores four key questions and offers emerging conclusions and recommendations for action.