Wellness in Lancaster: Exploring Mental Health Support for Older Adults

At Home Instead in Lancaster, we know firsthand that mental health is as important as physical health—especially in the older adult population. Both our clients and Care Professionals in Lancaster can attest to the impact that a robust mental well-being support system can have on quality of life. In this blog post, we will guide you through some invaluable local resources in Lancaster that offer specialised mental health support for older adults.

AgeUK Lancashire Good Day Call Service: Combatting Loneliness One Call at a Time

Loneliness can take a toll on anyone, especially older adults. AgeUK Lancashire’s Good Day Call Service seeks to alleviate this by providing regular, friendly phone calls. These calls serve as a way to socialise and even solve any problems the senior might be facing. This service is particularly tailored for individuals who are 65 or older and residing in Lancashire. The service operates from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. For more details, you can contact them at 0300 303 1234 or email [email protected].

St. John's Hospice - Grief Café: Finding Solace in Shared Experiences

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy. St. John’s Hospice offers a safe space for people experiencing grief. Their Grief Café provides a relaxed environment where individuals can reflect and share their experiences. Sessions are held every second Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at The Courtyard Café. If this service interests you, you can contact Lorna Brown for more information at [email protected].

Finding Solace in Shared Experiences

Red Rose Recovery: A Path to Wellbeing

Red Rose Recovery aims to support individuals, particularly those from vulnerable groups, by providing a platform to improve well-being and reduce dependency on substances like drugs or alcohol. They even extend their services to military veterans. Interested individuals can contact them at 07753223735 or visit their online form to get involved. They also maintain an online calendar of upcoming group sessions and activities.

Bay Buddies: A Support Network for Brain Injury

Bay Buddies: A Support Network for Brain Injury

Brain injuries can be life-altering, not just for the individual but for their families as well. Bay Buddies is a support group that focuses on reducing isolation and depression among people with brain or traumatic head injuries. They now offer face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support at the Festival Market in Morecambe. Additionally, a walk-and-talk support group meets every Saturday morning at 11 am from the Midland Hotel on Morecambe Promenade. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page or contact them at [email protected] or 07947342425.

Support Network

The Adullam Programme: Second Chances and New Beginnings

The Adullam Programme is a self-referral, voluntary initiative aimed at giving individuals a second chance at life, regardless of their background. They focus on helping people overcome struggles with isolation and poor mental health by providing a safe and supportive community. Various courses are on offer to help individuals gain the self-confidence and tools they need to find purpose and fulfill their potential. You can find out more by visiting their website or their Facebook page,  or by calling them at 07449373979 or 07861653978.

The Power of Companionship: Home Instead’s Holistic Approach to Mental Wellness

At Home Instead, we understand the profound impact that companionship can have on the mental well-being of older adults. Often, families are concerned about the physical health of their ageing loved ones but may overlook the emotional and psychological aspects of wellness. Companionship is more than just preventing loneliness; it’s about creating meaningful connections that stimulate the mind and elevate the spirit. Our trained Care Professionals are not only adept at offering physical assistance but also provide empathetic emotional support. Whether it’s engaging in stimulating conversations, participating in shared activities, or simply offering a listening ear, the companionship our Care Professionals provide goes a long way in enhancing mental wellness. By prioritising this holistic approach, we offer a lifeline to older adults, reducing feelings of isolation and boosting overall mental health.

The Power of Companionship