Just like your physical health, your mental health can change as you get older. But mental health problems aren’t an inevitable part of getting older. If you or a loved one are suffering, you can get support and there are things you can do to help yourself.
As we get older, painful events or changes in our lives, such as becoming a carer or retirement, can affect our mental health. Find out how you can keep yourself well and where you can get help if you need it.
We become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol and drugs – including prescribed medication – as we get older. Understand the risks of alcohol and drug misuse, recognise when you may have a problem and where to seek support.