New online resources for older adults struggling with mental illness


MindEd for Older People is a new online educational resource that explains a range of mental illnesses commonly experienced by older people, and offers practical advice for dealing with them.

A team of older people and professionals are the authors behind the new MindEd resources which cover a range of common problems such as insomnia, depression, medications to be aware of, anxiety and alcohol-related problems.

The resources are a vital crutch at a time when demand for mental health services is increasing whilst supply of the mental health workforce for older people is falling. The number of Old Age psychiatrists has declined 8.5% since November 2013.

Help Bield Make Volunteering a Fine Art

A Retirement Housing Development in Dunbar is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help tenants to get creative by engaging with art. Bield’s Southfield Court development would like artistically minded volunteers to take lessons with tenants and help build on the talents and drive they have gained from previous classes. The Art Tutor will be asked to share the techniques gained from their artistic background to enhance tenant’s painting and drawing abilities.