Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "mental health of older people"

Older people and mental health

Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, that are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness. Find out more here.

Read more

Generation Y stress

Generation Y (people born in the 1980s and 1990s) report higher stress levels - and for different reasons - than older Australians. Learn more here.

Read more

Ageing

Trusted information about ageing from leading Australian health organisations, including links to older people's services and mental health resources.

Read more

Creating healthy habits

Creating healthy habits can help you to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Find tips on how to create good habits and break bad ones.

Read more

Depression and old people

Depression in adults over 65 can include unexplained physical symptoms, memory loss, and various behavioural changes. This page can help you diagnose if an older person may be suffering from depression.

Read more

Essential screening tests for men

Screening tests or health checks aim to pick up health problems early in people who don't have any symptoms of disease. Read about tests men might need.

Read more

Fall treatment

Trusted information on treatments for falls for older people including what to do when you can't get up, and links to trusted resources

Read more

Health benefits of sex and love

Trusted information on the health benefits of sex and love including for your heart, stress, illness, and reducing risk of angina and ulcers.

Read more

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can help people with health issues or a disability to find solutions, and help them take part in everyday life. Learn more about what they do.

Read more

How is dementia diagnosed? - video transcript

How is dementia diagnosed? - video transcript

Read more

Counsellors and counselling

Information from leading Australian health organisations about counselling, including what counsellors do, types of counsellor, and how to find a counsellor.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo
Feedback