How to look after your mental health in later life

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Research shows that there are five key issues that can have an impact on the mental wellbeing of older people:

  1. Discrimination
  2. Participation in meaningful activities
  3. Relationships
  4. Physical health
  5. Poverty

There is a lot you can do to protect your own mental wellbeing and the MHA have published a booklet where you can find references get both help and advice. It contains 10 practical ways to help you stay mentally well.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-in-later-life

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