Risks and Protective Factors : Older People's Mental Health
This learning object explores mental health in later life. It reviews the meaning of mental health, why it is an important part of overall well being and how it relates to successful ageing. It also offers an overview of the different aspects of an older person's life, situations that impact on their mental health and the role that an individual, their family, the community they live in and wider society can play in promoting, or undermining, mental health. This object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages from this learning object.