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Older people’s mental health

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, organisations and services in East Lothian related to older people’s mental health. The following resources can let you know more about how mental health difficulties can affect older people and give you different ideas on how to manage them.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand how mental health and wellbeing difficulties can impact older people, the causes and what support is available.

Mental health in later life factsheet from the Mental Health Foundation

Psychosis and the Elderly factsheet from the Mental Health Forum

Loneliness and older people factsheet from NHS UK

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information designed for older people, and those close to them, on how to boost your mental health and wellbeing.

Promoting positive mental wellbeing for older people from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

A guide to working with older people with mental health difficulties

Information and advice for people to promote good mental health and wellbeing from Age UK

Information about mental health and older people from Independent Age

Guide to eating well for older people from Age UK

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to older people’s mental health:

Age UK

Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL UK)

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.