Men’s mental health – how types of residential care can help

Rightly so, mental health issues, particularly among men, have garnered increased attention in recent years. Unfortunately however, the stigma surrounding men’s mental health often leads to underreporting and a lack of accessible support. This issue is further compounded by alarming suicide rates among men.

In this blog, we explore how residential care in Chadwell Heath, Romford can contribute to emotional wellbeing and mental health support for men. Read on to learn more. 

Men and mental health 

Men’s mental health, especially in older age, faces unique challenges often overlooked. Elderly men, in particular, experience a decline in mental health due to various factors like reduced social circles and mobility issues. As they age, their social networks may shrink, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness, which significantly impact mental wellbeing.

Additionally, mobility limitations can restrict their ability to engage in social activities or pursue hobbies they once loved. This can further exacerbate feelings of disconnection. A combination of these changes in lifestyle can contribute to depression, anxiety and a decline in overall mental health.

How can residential care help?

Residential care serves as a vital support system for mental health by offering tailored programs, peer support and a nurturing environment. For example, structured routines, social activities and community engagement can help reduce isolation, fostering a sense of belonging and emotional stability. We’d like to share some key ways residential care can help.

  1. Creating awareness and prevention strategies – Suicide prevention and mental health awareness initiatives are fundamental. Residential care facilities can foster open discussions, offering safe spaces for men to share their struggles. Educating residents and staff about early warning signs and providing necessary interventions are vital components of effective care.
  1. Encouraging community and camaraderie – No matter your age, social connections are vital for mental health. Residential care facilities offer a supportive community environment where men can build relationships and bond over shared experiences. Peer support, group activities and communal spaces encourage social interaction, reducing feelings of isolation and fostering a sense of belonging.
  1. Embracing holistic health – We’re proud to adopt a holistic approach to care that encompasses physical health, nutrition and mindfulness practices. Our friendly staff is here to encourage your residents to take part in physical activities, maintain a balanced diet and engage in mindfulness techniques like meditation or yoga. These can significantly contribute to positive mental health and emotional stability.

Your home away from home 

At Rowallan House, our team comprises devoted caregivers, many of whom have been part of our family for years. The atmosphere here, from our team to our residents, is akin to a close-knit family. Furthermore, excitement constantly fills the air within our walls, courtesy of our events coordinator who consistently organises engaging outings to the seaside, creative arts sessions, and playful games. It’s safe to say that there’s never a dull moment! Whether you’re relaxing in your room, enjoying a delicious meal made by our in-house chefs, breathing in the fresh air of our beautifully landscaped gardens, or taking part in one of our fun activities, we know you’ll feel right at home at Rowallan House. 

Get in touch

If you or your loved one would benefit from our cosy ‘home away from home’, please get in touch or give us a call on either 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on life at Rowallan House.