Mental Health

Mental Health Home Care Services


Supporting independent living for those with mental health illnesses

1 in 4 people in the UK are diagnosed with a mental health problem, and with the increasing numbers of people being diagnosed, it is important that access to home care and support is available.

We understand that mental health issues can seriously affect daily living, and quality of life.

What is mental health illness?

Mental illness can affect all people of all ages from young children to the elderly. It is different in everyone, and there are many differing causes; some are inherited genetically, whilst others are brought on by lifestyle or events.

Without the right support and interventions, a mental health illness can prevent individuals from enjoying life.

Some of the more commonly known mental health problems are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Mental health illness can cause individuals' complete, or partial dysfunction within their daily lives; they may have trouble managing their medications, get into debt, become more reclusive and withdrawn, personal hygiene and appearance may suffer, and many other reasons that may also prevent social engagement, further reducing self-esteem.

How can home care help with mental illness?

Although we cannot provide the psychiatric and therapeutic help that is required for mental health illness recovery, we do help with the day-to-day things that may have become more difficult, such as:

  • Support, friendship and emotional encouragement
  • Help with washing and personal appearance
  • Medication management
  • Support with social activities
  • Housework and light domestic duties
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Planning activities
  • Help with household bills/money management

 

Find out how we can help you today.

If you would like a chat, or more information about our mental health support services at home, you can contact our Essex Homecare by using our contact us link to discuss your requirements at a time that suits you.