Mental health problems in later life are not a natural consequence of ageing, and yet many older people experience serious, ongoing and debilitating mental health problems. Recent studies highlight that age discrimination in mental health is an urgent priority, with older people’s needs, views, experiences, hopes and aspirations often not acknowledged, assessed, or addressed.
Supported by Comic Relief, the Older Leaders for Change in Mental Health Project is designed to raise the profile of older people’s mental health and wellbeing. Working in two areas in England – London and Leicestershire – the OL4C programme will:
To find out more, please see a copy of the leaflet which is available to download on the right. Also available to download are a flyer, key facts and figures about older people’s mental health, details about the leadership development programme and a role description for older people participating in the programme.