Apart from direct clinical se1vices the Specialist Mental Health Se1vices for Older People (SMHSOP) supports appropriate education, training and/or research activities. We describe a narrative account of outcomes of last 2 educational activity days we undertook to cater for the needs of our local aged care service partners. These comprehensive one-day workshops enable workers in community aged care se1vices and residential aged care facilities (RACF) to gain confidence and skills in assisting older people with mental health conditions. By working in partnership with consumers, carers, and professional agencies SMHSOP clinicians contribute to the delivery of holistic care in our local community. By engaging in these activities SMHSOP clinicians empower and identify potential care partners and their roles, capabilities, access arrangements and advocate and network appropriately. In addition, these workshops enable SMHSOP clinicians to continually develop their own professional skills through reflective practice, ongoing education and reflected by contemporary evidence-based practice guidelines. We will detail the various sessions planned during these workshops, lessons learnt, potential challenges and advantages our seivice has gained through these activities.