Mental health support for Chichester over 60s

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A charity is offering mental health support for people over 60 years of age.

Through its Chichester Living Well Service, Coastal West Sussex Mind provides help for people suffering with anxiety, depression, memory loss, confusion and dementia.

Figures released by the charity say one in four adults will be affected by mental health problems at some

point and one in 14 people over the age of 65 will be affected by dementia.

In addition, 40 per cent of carers will experience depression and psychological problems.

A spokeswoman for Mind said: “Our Chichester Living Well Service aims to help people feel less isolated and more supported, gain confidence, learn coping skills and maintain their wellbeing.

“Family carers are also enabled to have a much-needed break from their caring responsibilities.

“Our trained staff understand how hard it can be for many people to ask for help so they take time to get to know individuals and carers, to make sure that any support is tailored around each person’s needs.”

To find out more about the services on offer call 07495 077298, or email livingwellchichester@coastalwestsussexmind.org

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