Mental Health Services
About Guideposts Mental Health Services
Feelings of emotional stress as a result of bereavement, loss of job, or separation are commonplace. For the majority of people these feelings pass quickly and we are able to regain control of our lives and emotions. For others they cause severe distress over long periods making life much more difficult to cope with. Experts believe that one in four people will experience a mental health problem during their life. For an estimated 375,000 people, mental health problems may be complex and re-occur throughout their lives especially if their life circumstances create obstacles to recovery.
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Our Mental Health Services in Hertfordshire have been working for 20 years to meet people’s different needs through using a person-centred and goal setting approach.
Because we always focus on people, not problems, we are able to give the best possible support.
Being person-centred is our way of working with people in a way that puts them at the centre of the support they receive.
We create a relevant and personalised support plan with individuals rather than expecting people to fit into existing services. This provides a framework for you to set and achieve targeted goals in your life.
Our expertise in many different areas means we provide complete and tailored support for the individual as a whole.
We provide community-based opportunities from various premises in Hertfordshire where you can access counselling and crisis support, outreach support, befriending services, well-being sessions and group activities where you can socialise with others and support their peers. We run activities such as art courses, anxiety management, anger management, confidence building/assertiveness training, and stress management. The aim of these courses is for you to develop effective strategies to deal with your difficulties. We also run employment training sessions to help you move forward into work and manage any anxieties you may face.
We provide support for carers of people with mental health problems to make sure your voice is heard and you have the support and information you need as a carer.
We directly support hundreds of people every year to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.