Mental Health and Wellbeing
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.
Being socially connected is, for most people, essential for mental health and wellbeing. If you are feeling lonely or socially isolated, you can call the Age Scotland helpline on 0800 12 44 222. We offer a telephone friendship service and can tell you about social opportunities in your area relevant to your interests and circumstances.
Mental health: keeping well and who can help
Good mental health is as important in later life as it is at any other time of life. It influences how we think and feel, how we communicate and interact with others, and our ability to cope with life’s changes. Our Mental health: keeping well and who can help guide aims to provide information about maintaining good mental health, common mental health problems and who can help.
Mental health – a guide for carers
This guide is for carers of someone who is mentally unwell. It provides information about treatments for mental health problems and professionals who can help you and the person you give care to. It offers practical advice for providing care, and for looking after your own physical and mental health.
Order copies of our publications
You can download our guides using the links on this page. To request copies, which will be posted out to you for free, you can use our online publications order form or call the Age Scotland Helpline (0800 12 44 222 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).
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.