Evidencing the impact of and need for Acting Up20 June 2016
This report explores the impact of participation in Acting Up on the older adults involved and the need for the Acting Up project to be rolled out across the UK.
The interface between dementia and mental health25 May 2016
In this paper we explore the often-neglected relationship between dementia, mental health and mental health problems.
My mum and I: an unbreakable bond
Adam cared for his mum when she was diagnosed with early onset dementia until her passing, aged 54. Here, he shares his moving story.
Tackling loneliness and social isolation in later life21 January 2016,
At an extra-care housing scheme in Lewisham yesterday, Jenny Edwards CBE, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, and Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Housing & Care 21 marked the launch of Standing Together . To support people in later life, including people living with dementia and...
How to look after your mental health in later life18 January 2016
Support for people in their 60s who are approaching retirement or who have recently retired from work.
Christmas has a direct impact on our mental health5 January 2016,
Joanna Carson blogs on her recent visit to one of our Standing Together groups, which are helping elderly people combat loneliness using techniques rooted in building relationships with people.
Jenny's story: It's a question of when, not if, a mental health problem will affect you
How events on New Year's Eve 2009 changed Jenny and her family's lives forever.
Dementia Self-Help Project
We are co-ordinating the formation, facilitation and evaluation of three self-help, peer-support groups for people with dementia (or suspected dementia) in extra care and sheltered housing schemes across London.
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project
Exploring, supporting, promoting and celebrating groups and projects led by or actively involving people with dementia.
Self-help and peer-support groups for older people who are lonely and socially isolated.