Common mental health problems

Publication date:
31 March 2018


Depression and anxiety are not part of normal ageing but conditions that show up in different ways and which will affect one in four adults at some point in theri lives. Problems with mental health can be hard to separate from normal everyday stresses. In later life, people often ignore important warning signs like poor sleep, reduced appetite or loneliness.

This document addresses:

  • Warning signs of Depression and Anxiety
  • Feeling Hopeful about Change - includes (1) Brief Techniques to Improve How You Feel (2) Mindfulness (3) Knowing When and How to Ask For Help