Mental health conditions can often be very isolating, and with the NHS so stretched there is often very little time to allocate to patients. Waiting lists for counselling and other mental health therapies can also be very long, so people find themselves with extended periods of illness.
Trauma can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, very often it arises in a work environment such as those working in the emergency services, but it can also occur in everyday life, for example when someone suffers a burglary, flooding or witnesses a shocking event. Symptoms can manifest themselves immediately or many years later.
We have registered mental health nurses who have plenty of time to talk to customers and, more importantly, listen. They give long-term support and guidance.
We have experience in a wide range of mental health conditions, such as chronic depression, stress, anxiety as well as more complex conditions such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
In addition to the long-term support of the mental health nurse, they may identify that their patient would benefit from a course of structured therapy or counselling. Our nurses use their expertise to assess which would be the most appropriate therapy for each patient, and arrange it very quickly, often avoiding a long wait on the NHS and getting people on the road to recovery much sooner.