Contrary to popular belief, depression and anxiety are not an inevitable aspect of old age. Mental health can affect anyone – at any time in their life, and there are a number of methods to treat and combat it.
Older adults often say they will only see their doctor if they’re actually physically ill, and this is just how they have been brought up. Yet, mental illness is a real illness; and it can be treated.
As a service, we are aware of these issues and aim to alleviate them to the best of our ability. If you are aged 65 or over and have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our services.
You can find further information on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website: