Mental health with older adults – I work for local authorities / I am a commissioner

JPC guide to commissioning for older people. Clear and user-friendly guidance for commissioning mental health services for older people and specifically on dementia care.

Age UK. Guide to commissioning services to promote mental health and wellbeing in later life.

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia-friendly community guidance. Free online information and resources on creating dementia-friendly communities.

IAPT older people. Summary of evidence and resources on improving access to talking therapies for older people with depression and anxiety.

NICE guidance on older people and mental wellbeing. Summary of national clinical guidelines for promoting the mental wellbeing of older people.

Health Scotland. A report into older people’s priorities for better mental health and wellbeing in later life.

Local Government Association. Free information and resources on planning services to promote healthy ageing, aimed at local councils.