Challenges and opportunities [Conclusion]

Chew-Graham, Carolyn A. and Ray, Mo (2016) Challenges and opportunities [Conclusion]. In: Mental health and older people: a guide for primary care practitioners. Springer, p. 347. ISBN 9783319294902, 9783319294926

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We have attempted to highlight, in this book, the significant improvement in the provision of mental health services for older people which has been achieved through changes in legislation, policy and practice. Despite many drivers for change, there is still evidence that older people feel that mental health problems are stigmatising and they experience discrimination when attempting to access care. We discuss the recent policy directives which highlight these inequalities and make suggestions for improving care, including offering more acceptable interventions to older people with mental health problems, and working more closely with the third sector to provide such services. We mention the specific needs of older people in care homes. We highlight the need to promote good mental health across the life course and emphasise the importance of mental health promotion.

Keywords:Mental health policy and practice, Mental health and older people, Mental health services, Mental health services for older people, Dementia
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
L Social studies > L510 Health & Welfare
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:26 Nov 2016 10:21

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