Older people and Mental Health research for Age UK

We have an opportunity for you to share your views and experiences with AgeUK by participating in their research.

Each year, the national charity Age UK selects an area of focus for service development around the health and wellbeing of older people. This year their focus is mental health – and specifically, depression in later life. Depression is the most common mental health issue in older age, but its significance is often underestimated. Older people’s services do not always offer mental health support and mental health services do not always cater very well for older age groups.

Local Age UKs are looking to run projects offering specific mental health services for older adults. To sure that the services are accessible and useful, independent researchers specialising in older people’s care and support are speaking to individuals and organisations to gather their views and experiences.

Are you an older person (55+) who either has depression or who is the carer for somebody 55+ with depression.

You can participate in one of the following ways:

1. A private, confidential telephone call with the researchers. It is expected that the call will take around 45-60 minutes. As a thank you, participants are sent a £30 High Street Voucher.


2. The second option is completely anonymous. It involves answering around half a dozen questions on an online form.

Please note, survey closes 9am Monday 30th November

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