How are you feeling?
Depression and anxiety can affect people at all ages and stages of their lives, with around 1 in 4 people being affected by a mental health condition at some point in their lives. Older adults can face challenging life experiences such as increased physical ill health, changes in routine such as retiring from work, social isolation, the loss of loved ones, or navigating becoming a carer for someone else. These situations can lead to deteriorating mental health, with symptoms such as general low mood; irritability; panicking or worrying about things that previously would not have worried you; or even wishing you were no longer here.
Despite this, only 1 in 3 people aged 65+ will talk to their GP about their mental health. Often people think "there is probably somebody a lot worse off than me", or "I just need to pull myself together and stop feeling sorry for myself". But mental health is just as important as physical health, and there is help available to get you feeling your best again.
The Steps2Wellbeing service has staff members who are experienced in working with older adults and can help you to overcome the issues you may be experiencing, leading to a new lease of life. Contact us now to refer yourself to the service.