In 2014, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) set out to introduce and evaluate the LLTTF course with older adults (50+) in community centres across Ontario:
16 LLTTF facilitators from local CMHA branches were recruited and attended a 2 day training workshop. They then partnered with 16 older adult centres across Ontario to host the course. 375 older adults self-referred to the LLTTF course advertised at local community centre. 30 LLTTF courses were held. Measures of mood, anxiety, quality of life and overall well-being were collected before the course, after the course and three months later.
Participants reported improvements in psychological and social factors as measured through the WHO QUALITY OF LIFE-BREF SCALE.