Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Our publications have information on keeping well and getting support. We also have a guide on bereavement and on mental capacity, a legal term for the ability to take and remember decisions.
If you want to be a little healthier but do not know where to start, we suggest changes you could make and explain how they could help you live a longer, more fulfilling life. We also provide information on who can support you to enjoy better health and wellbeing.
What you eat, and drink, has a major effect on your health and wellbeing. We offer tips for healthy eating and staying hydrated, and information on where to get support. We also have a guide on bladder and bowel health.
Being physically active gives an instant wellbeing boost, enables you to keep doing what you love for longer, and helps maintain health, mobility, and independence. Our guides help you to decide what sort of physical activities are right for you.
We all need to use NHS healthcare services at some point during our lives, even if we are generally healthy and well. Our guides explain NHS services, your rights as a patient, and what you can expect during and after a hospital stay.
The Age Scotland Helpline
Our free 0800 12 44 222 helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.