The complications of grief for bereaved older people
People aged 65 and over are the age group most likely to experience bereavement, and most at risk of severe mental health consequences that often accompany grief, but least likely to be offered support. By Catherine Seymour, Independent Age.
Ageism and mental health services
The astonishing pervasiveness of the belief that ageing inevitably means being depressed or lonely. By Dr Amanda Thompsell, Old Age Psychiatrist.
Mental Health – A Casualty of Ageism
Ageing doesn’t have to mean sadness, loneliness and decline and there is no upper age limit to benefiting from counselling. By Jeremy Bacon from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Ageism fuels health inequalities
Mental health services do not cater well for older people, but peer support can build resilience and improve health and happiness. By Jolie Goodman from the Mental Health Foundation.
Creativity and Mental Wellbeing in Later Life
How creativity and connection are improving the lives of older people. By Christopher Rolls from 64 Million Artists.
The road to poverty for older people with mental health problems
The difficulties of securing a good enough pension when faced with mental health difficulties. By Rachel Braverman from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.