With the difficulties this year has brought us, taking care of your mental health has never been more important.
World Mental Health Day is an international day to raise awareness, educate, and share advocacy against the stigma that surrounds mental health.
According to research by Mind charity, more than half of adults said their mental health got worse during lockdown. We spoke to Aaron, our Wellbeing & Inclusion Development Business Partner about the things you can do to take a step towards better mental health.
Wellbeing in later life: My top tips
Research shows that 1 in 5 older people living in the community and 2 in 5 in care homes experience some form of depression or poor mental health. The 5 key themes that can impact mental health in later life are discrimination, participation, relationships, physical health and poverty or financial concerns.
The following can help to build and promote good mental health.
Did you know we're a charity?
It is our aim to enrich the lives of older people and alleviate any loneliness they may be experiencing. You can find information, advice and support on the causes of loneliness and potential associated health problems here.
Experiencing feelings of loneliness can be incredibly isolating, and often it is difficult to know where to turn. We've collated a list of fantastic organisations and charities that offer different ways to help.
If you'd like to support us to alleviate loneliness and and help enrich the lives of older people, you can by making a donation. Thank you for your support.
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