Reduced mobility may restrict a person’s participation in daily activities, create stress and trigger complex emotions. These challenges may contribute to anxiety, depression or other mental health problems.
Supporting mental health in people with reduced mobility requires an integrated approach that includes psychological, as well as social and physical aspects.
By implementing specific strategies and considering individual needs, we can make a significant contribution to emotional well-being. At Teyder, we have put together some key points to support people with reduced mobility in promoting their mental health.
- Access to mental health services, such as psychological therapy, to address emotional concerns and improve resilience.
- Fostering autonomy and implementing assistive technologies, lifts and auxiliary and therapeutic technical aids that streamline and improve the quality of life of patients suffering from reduced mobility, to a greater or lesser degree, together with their caregivers.
- Encouraging participation in support groups and community activities that provide opportunities for social connections and community.
- Providing adapted exercise and movement programmes that focus on strengthening both body and mind, taking into account physical limitations.
- Working towards more accessible physical and digital environments to make it easier to participate in everyday activities and in society in general.
Actions such as facilitating access to mental health services, fostering autonomy through assistive technologies, encouraging social participation, providing adapted exercise programmes and improving accessibility in physical and digital environments are crucial components.
Through adopting these strategies, the emotional challenges associated with reduced mobility are not only addressed, but we also create more inclusive and empathetic environments that improve the quality of life for those who face these limitations.