mental health

We now know that good mental health is just as important as physical health to a long, meaningful life. What’s more, mental ill-health can often be addressed with the right support and care.

Read the articles in this section to get tips and advice for maintaining and improving your own mental health. You’ll find articles on making friends as a senior and on the benefits of taking a stroll down memory lane. You can learn about making the most of your Home Care allowance. You’ll also read stories of real older Australians who are improving their own mental state and sense of wellbeing by accessing appropriate aged care services.

So, get reading. Work out a strategy for optimising your own mental health, and you stand the best chance possible of living happily, independently and healthily for many years to come.