As we get older, changes in our lives, such as bereavement, illness or retirement, can affect our mental health. But getting older doesn’t mean your mental health will always get worse. There are things you can try to keep yourself feeling well and there is help if you need it. 

Next steps

Talk to your GP or someone you trust about how you're feeling.

Read our living well section for more ways to look after your physical health.

Learn more about improving your mental health on the NHS website.

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