Hidden in plain sight: the unmet mental health needs of older people

Age UK, October 2016

This report finds that the current availability of mental health services does not meet the increasingly high demand from our ageing population.Currently 3 million people in the UK over the age of 60 are living with depression and this figure is set to rise to 4.3 million in the next 15 years due to the growing number of older people in our society.  The report found that over a third of Mental Health Trusts in England have no policies for providing integrated care for people over 65 with both mental and physical health needs.

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