Jolie, from the Mental Health Foundation, shares her expertise on the impact of scams in later life.
Robin Hewings from the Campaign to End Loneliness looks at the role of poverty in loneliness.
Ken, a campaigner and author, explains how a late diagnoses of Autism Spectrum has affected his working life and retirement.
Jolie Goodman, from the Mental Health Foundation, explains the link between poor mental health and debt.
Worthing personal trainer, Chris Carter, has been working with us to run sessions for our new fundraising campaign Run the One. Here she shares her tips for getting back into fitness after a break from exercise, or if you’ve never done exercise.
If you're near Worthing, you can find out more about Run the One at www.independentage.org/RunTheOne
Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is Body Image, something many older people worry about, but whose experiences are often overlooked in favour of younger people. Meg Stapleton looks at whether body dissatisfaction changes as we age, and how the way we feel about our bodies can affect our mental health.
By Natasha Jetha, Senior Policy Officer
Today is the start of National Walking month. We're often told fresh air and going for a walk is good for our health – mental and physical. Walking can help keep us fit and healthy as well as reducing our carbon footprint from taking public transport and using cars less, and best of all it's free!
Older women with mental health problems are a group whose needs are too often overlooked. This is despite the increased risk of mental health issues due to older women’s roles as carers, or their likelihood of experiencing a bereavement.