Mental Health Services
Experts believe that one in four people will experience a mental health problem during their life. Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all types of mental health problem. Diseases such as dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people. There is no single cause of mental health problems and the reasons they develop are complex. For an estimated 375,000 people, mental health problems may be complex and occur again and again throughout their lives as their life circumstances may create obstacles to recovery, or in some cases recovery may not be possible.
At Guideposts in Gloucestershire we know that caring for someone with a mental health issue can lead to feelings of stress, depression and isolation. If you look after someone who is ill or disabled, your mental health may be affected. An official report on the mental health of carers found that more than half of all carers reported symptoms of mental health issues, such as stress or depression. This is higher than in the general population. As a carer you deserve support and care, too. Guideposts in Gloucestershire provides support for Carers of people with Mental Health issues to make sure your voice is heard and you have all the support and information you need—we specialize in providing truly local support and information, so that you can be sure of finding the relevant service you need. Our local Support Staff will work with you to deliver support and information to help you make the right choices so you can live life the way you want to and making caring for someone with a mental health issue a little bit easier.
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