Age Concern Tower Hamlets

In Perspective - mental health and daily life

Taking Mental Health care and support of older people away from the medical environment and into everyday settings. Putting Mental Health issues 'In Perspective' and recognising that they are common place

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

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  • Older PeopleOlder People

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Situation

Mental health care of older people is underdiagnosed. Older People have the lowest levels of referrals to talking therapies and non drug treatments. The goal of this programme is to offer a range of interventions and support in a non medical setting to help older people with some mental health issues put these 'In perspective' and as one part of daily life. We beleive that by offering peer and one to one support in a Resource Centre setting then then will help to take away the sitgma associated with mental health problems Funding is required to support a programme coordinator, volunteers and appropriate training

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