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Independent Age calls for more access to mental health services

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Older people have some of the best recovery rates of any age group when they can use talking therapies

A charity which supports elderly people is calling for a ‘sustained effort’ to help improve access to mental health services.

This comes after the latest figure from NHSE shows that the number of older adults being referred to talking therapies was down by around 5,000, while cases of those reporting depressive symptoms have doubled since the pandemic began.

Independent Age is a charity that offers regular friendly contacts for older people as well as a campaigning voice and free advice for things like money, benefits, care and mobility.

Founded more than 150 years ago the organisation is pushing for further action to be taken to allow more older people to get help with their mental health.

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