In 2009 we launched our campaign aimed at people experiencing depression in later life.
All too often depression is seen as a natural part of getting old - it is not. Depression is as treatable in older people as it is in younger people. However it is underdiagnosed, especially in people aged 65 and over.
With the campaign we wanted to encourage older people who are experiencing symptoms of depression, and professionals working with them, to consider the possibility of depression rather than putting it down to getting old.
- A section on this site with information on depression in the later years including personal stories and signs and symptoms.
- Posters, flyers and an A5 Booklet.
- Research showing that 96% of people believe that older people in Scotland should have equal access to care and treatment for depression.