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Mental health problems, sometimes referred to as ‘Mental Distress’ can affect  anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or social background. One in four people are thought to have a mental health issue. People with Mental Distress can experience problems that affect the way they think, feel, and behave. The term ‘Mental Distress’ is used to describe a range of mental health issues from the more common problems such as anxiety and depression to the less common such as schizophrenia. We can all experience occasional feelings of anxiety, worry and fear. These can be normal responses to certain situations. For example we might worry about an upcoming job interview or whether we can pay a bill on time. Mental health issues are given names to distinguish one group of symptoms from another. If symptoms and feelings become more pronounced and difficult to live with they cause people to feel as though things are worse than they actually are. This can lead to you worrying all or most of the time and can affect your day  to day life. If you are in this situation you should contact your GP. Some of the Mental Health conditions we can support are: Depression Anxiety and panic attacks Schizophrenia Suicidal thoughts Bipolar disporder Drug addiction including alcohol and recreational drugs Obsession Phobias Personality disorder or an eating disorder. These conditions can lead to profound emotions of despair and thoughts of suicide. We can work with you, other health professionals and your family to support you. .  
Through home intervention we aim to support people with Mental Health issues to improve their own well-being. We believe good emotional strength helps with stress, and empowers people to take control of their situation. Also having a good social network enables a positive outlook.   Dealing with Mental Health issues often needs a varied plan of action and some support to achieve goals that you set for yourself. We will work with you offering kind, professional support and encouragement to assist you to improve your well-being. Some ways we can help you to… Take Control Feelings of ‘loss of control’ can cause stress, worry and anxiety. The act of taking control is in itself empowering and a crucial part of finding solutions that support and help you. We can work with you to help plan and structure your day in a way that allows you to take control. Being Active Exercise won’t make Mental Health issues disappear, but it can reduce some of the emotional intensity that you may be feeling, and may help in clearing your thoughts and enable you to deal with your problems more calmly. We can accompany you to a new exercise class, go for a walk, or go swimming with you. Assisting you with making those first new relationships that then become friends. Helping you back to connecting with people. Support Networks A good support network of friends and family can help to ease your worries and help you see things in a different way. The activities we do with friends help us relax, we often have a laugh with them, talk through issues, they can help us to find solutions to our problems which in turn helps with mental health. We can assist you with re-connecting with old friends, help to find new activities where you may meet with new people. It’s always easier to go to new groups with someone you trust, who understands your difficulties and can assist in social situations. Companionship If you are not at the point where you feel able to make changes to your life or be in a wider social situation outside your home, we can  visit you in your home and work with you to do other things that will help you take control and help you to feel more positive like cooking, assisting in caring for your house or flat, or with shopping or other things.
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