Promoting mental health in later life: a guide for commissioners of older people's services

Age UK
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This booklet offers commissioners a guide to services that promote good mental health and well-being in later life. It describes a broad range of examples of low-cost, high-impact services from around England. For each service, a brief service description, including its benefits and how it is delivered, and contact details are provided. All of the services are offered by local Age UKs and Age Concerns. This guide offers clear and simple ideas for services that meet older people’s needs and aspirations and the corresponding benefits. Service-user quotations are used illustrate the impact of these services on older people. The service are placed under 4 headings: keeping fit and well; relationships and opportunities to contribute; reaching excluded groups; and tackling depression and reducing isolation.

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mental health, older people, physical exercise, prevention, quality of life, social inclusion, commissioning, good practice;
Content type:
practice example
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