Depression in Older People

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2010 Retired Members' Conference
20 May 2010
Carried as Amended

Conference is concerned that depression in older people goes undiagnosed and that hundreds of thousands of older people may be denied treatment because depression is wrongly seen as a natural part of getting older.

Conference, therefore instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to liaise with the National Executive Council and UNISON’s UK publicity outlets to support Age UK’s campaign to:-

i. ensure that the most up to date publicity is available to members on a regular basis.

ii. to keep members informed of the signs and symptoms of depression.

iii. encourage members to seek help.

iv. know what treatments are available via the NHS and other organizations.