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.
Self-help and peer-support groups for older people who are lonely and socially isolated.
Dementia and Truth-telling
We are supporting a major new inquiry into our understanding of some of the most challenging and distressing symptoms of dementia.
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.
Mental health statistics: older people
The UK population is ageing rapidly, with the number of people aged 65 and over growing by nearly half in the past 30 years. People living longer is a cause for celebration, but older people are more vulnerable to mental health problems.
Patricia's Story: "If you think old you will be old, if you think young you'll stay young"
Patricia is a Dementia Peer Support Worker at the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Memory Service.