Older adults counselling 2019

At Oasis–Talk we have recently completed a project offering free counselling for older people living in Bristol. We partnered with the Carers Support Centre and Bristol Ageing Better to improve the mental health of local older people.

One in five older people are affected by depression, and this number doubles among older people living with a long-term health condition such as diabetes or arthritis. Research studies have shown that older people who access psychological therapies are not only more likely to complete their treatment but have higher rates of recovery from depression. Despite this, the take up of counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy is much lower for older people compared to those of working age.

This project was well recieved by older adults in Bristol and we are seeking further funding.