We all know someone with Mental Health Problems !
World mental health day was recognised in Downing Street this year where
Teresa May commented, “we all know someone who has been affected by mental health problems – whether a family member, colleague of a friend”. Sadly and despite the high incidence of mental health problems in the community there is still a stigma around admitting it although strangely in my experience it can be the strongest people who suffer the most.
Many people suffer in silence as they are concerned that others will think less of them. Even within the medical community there is still not enough recognition and seldom enough resources to support everyone. People who do ask for treatment do not receive the care that they need in a timely manner.
The problem is growing; mental health charity MIND say that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. 1 in 6 people report experiencing at least one common mental health problem (such as stress, anxiety or depression) in any given week.
By 2030, it is estimated that there will be approximately 2 million more adults in the UK with mental health problems than in 2013.
Research has shown repeatedly that the key to positive outcomes for people struggling with mental health issues is early intervention. The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) states that it’s important to reduce anxiety in one’s life as research shows that prolonged exposure to the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol can cause memory problems, a weakened immune system and many other negative health outcomes.
If you or someone you know is not coping with anxiety, their stress levels or having other mental health problems it is important to find them someone they can talk to. I help you understand what is going on in the brain and provide you with the tools and strategies to manage your stress and anxiety. A tailored combination of Psychotherapy including Clinical Hypnotherapy and Solution focused BRIEF therapy has shown to be one of the fastest routes back to a balanced and positive mental health.