Our Services

Older Mind Matters Ltd offers consultancy, research and training in the field of older people’s mental health.

The Director, Dr Susan Mary Benbow, is a psychiatrist and systemic psychotherapist with extensive experience at local, regional and national levels.

Clinical work

Family & systemic psychotherapy


Research/service improvement



Current workstreams at a glance:

Primary care memory clinic services provided at Gnosall Health Centre since August 2012. Read more about the clinic here on the practice website. Mental Health Act Second Opinions carried out for the Isle of Man.

Involves working with adults of all ages facing a range of relationships and other difficulties, individually, in couples or in family groups, and also offering supervision.

Older Mind Matters Ltd has undertaken domestic homicide reviews and safeguarding adults reviews, filling the roles of independent chair/ author; has been involved in reviews of services; and has interviewed the relatives of people who have experienced unsatisfactory care on behalf of the organisations involved.

We have a broad range of research interests and is currently involved in a project on relationships and dementia at Staffordshire University; and a project on transgender people’s experiences of health and social care commissioned by Age UK Cheshire. 

Teaching and training delivered to a number of groups including carers. This includes teaching on dementia and a range of other topics.

The Company provides consultancy to provider organisations and to research projects.

Latest Publications

Peisah C & BENBOW SM

People and their partners living with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases: systems’ diseases that call for systems’ approaches.  Commentary on “Caring for a loved one with

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BENBOW SM & Kingston P

Older trans individuals’ experiences of health and social care and the views of healthcare and social care practitioners: ‘they hadn’t a clue’. Educational Gerontology (2022)

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Latest from the Blog

The more things change …

In Our history – our heritage: Storthes Hall I wrote about my paternal grandfather’s older brother, James Stanley Garside, who was born on 6 May

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© Older Mind Matters
24 Arthog Road, Hale, Altrincham
Cheshire, WA15 0LY

Company No: 6832503
Registered Office: 433

Tel: +44 7789 485 435

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