Feelings of emotional stress or breakdown 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 occur again and again throughout their lives as their life circumstances may create obstacles to recovery.
Our Mental Health Services meet people’s different needs through using a person-centred approach.
Because we always focus on people, not problems, we are able to give the best possible care we can.
Being person-centred is our way of dealing with people to support and work with them in a way that puts them at the centre of the care they receive.
We don’t expect people to fit into existing services; we create a relevant and personalised support plan around them, providing a framework for them to plan and set targeted goals in their life.
Our expertise in many different areas means we provide complete and tailored support for the individual as a whole.
- We provide community-based support where people can access counselling and crisis support services, outreach support, befriending services, well-being sessions and group activities where people can socialise with others and receive support from their peers. We run activities such as art therapy, anxiety management, managing depression, anger management, confidence building/assertiveness training, and stress management. The aim of these courses is for clients to develop effective strategies to deal with their difficulties
- We provide support for Carers of people with Mental Health problems to make sure your voice is heard and you have the support you need.
We directly support thousands of people every year to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.
Our aim is to support clients to develop and maintain social integration, improve confidence, access local facilities and reduce isolation and provide ongoing advice, information and support for mental health carers.
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