Ageing well

Older age is a time when there are usually a number of life changes, such as retirement, children leaving home, bereavements and sometimes changes in physical health. Adapting to these changes can be challenging and can have a negative effect on your emotional well-being.

Later life can offer many advantages and disadvantages, although is often seen just as a period of decline. Research by Help the Aged (2004) found that advantages include increased time for social activities, increased self-confidence and acceptance, and easing of domestic activities.

The most common issues negatively affecting mental health in older age are depression and memory issues, with depression being more common. Other issues that can have an impact on emotional well-being in later life may include:
• Role loss or change
• Financial issues
• Social isolation
• Physical health issues
• Mobility issues
• Bereavement

Refer yourself today without visiting your GP first.
Our service is free, confidential and supportive. When life gets too tough, we can help you through.

About Talking Therapies

We are a free and confidential NHS service offering a range of talking therapies to anyone registered with a Surrey GP (18 years and over). You can refer yourself to us without seeing a doctor first

Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: jo@samaritans.org More on crisis/emergency resources here