|Posted on 8 May, 2017 at 5:40|
What is your Mental Health like? Everybody has Mental Health, recognising at what stage your Mental Health is and of those around you is the start of Mental Health Awareness. For those of us with good Mental Health, our lives are in good order, we feel positive about life, are able to think, feel and act in a more positive way and can deal with life’s challenges in an orderly fashion. For those of us whose Mental Health is not as good, we have less positivity, struggle to think, act and feel positive about life, we struggle to cope with life’s stresses and strains and can begin to seriously affect our whole lifestyle. Mental Health awareness with MTS Psychotherapy can help identify the issues that affect us and by working together can develop a positive pathway to be able to cope with those daily pressures and lead to an increased quality of life.
Many factors can contribute to Mental Health problems and can lead to altering the way you think, your mood and can affect your behaviour. It is important to be aware of your own Mental Health, but also that of those close to you including family, friends and colleagues. Some of the indicators that could point to Mental Health problems are:
• Erratic sleep behaviour
• Gradual isolation from friends and family
• Low energy levels
• Unexplained aches and pains
• Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and a feeling that nothing matters
• Arguing with family and friends
• Mood swings
• Inability to carry out daily duties such as work and homelife
In March 2017, the Mental Health Foundation commissioned a report, Surviving or Thriving, the state of the UK’s mental health. The aim of the report, released in time for Mental Health Awareness Week Week 8-14 May 2017, was to understand the level of self-reported Mental Health problems, the populations level of Mental Health and the actions taken to reduce the influencing factors in people’s lives.
The report concluded:
1. “Current levels of good mental health are disturbingly low. The barometer of success of any nation is the health and wellbeing of its people. We have a long way to go before we can say that we are a thriving nation. Although we have made great strides in the health of our bodies and our life expectancy, we now need to achieve the same for the good health of our minds.
2. The survey suggests that our collective mental health is deteriorating. Overall most of us report experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetime. However, young adults report this at a higher level, despite having had fewer years in their lives to experience this. While there may be an element which reflects a greater ease at acknowledging a mental health problem, nevertheless this suggests a real and emerging problem. It is possible that it is linked to greater insecurities in life expectations for work, relationships and homes. The reasons and solutions warrant investigation.
3. The figures show that the experience of poor mental health, while touching every age and demographic, is not evenly distributed. If you are female, a young adult, on low income, living alone or in a large household, your risks of facing mental ill health are higher.”
Courtesy of Mental Health Foundation, Read the full report here
MTS Psychotherapy is headed by Manuela Surgeon, a fully qualified psychotherapist and can help clients who maybe experiencing differing levels of Mental Health issues that may be having a negative impact on their lives at home and/or in the workplace. She will work with you, help you to understand the factors that are having this impact on your life and develop a plan to help you cope and manage these external influences. In time this will allow you to regain control of your life, manage yourself more positively and can lead to a dramatic improvement on quality of life and general Mental Health and well-being.
With clinics in 3 three different venues in Wirral, Telford and Flintshire, MTS Psychotherapy can help people from Merseyside, Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales and the North West. For those clients who may not be able to visit any of the clinics, Manuela can offer support through the workplace, via telephone or Skype. With extensive experience and training, Manuela specialises in Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems and Self-Esteem conditions. She will meet with you and immediately put you at ease with her confident, relaxed and comforting manner and approach.
Phone 0795 265 6331
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