Mental health comprises our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It affects how we feel, think and act. It also is a determinant of how we handle stress. Thus, it is very important at every stage of life.
People who have good health can still have underlying emotional problems and mental health problems. This can be caused by a physical imbalance in the brain, stress, family problems and stressful work/education can make it worse.
With an estimated 1 in 4 people experiencing some form of mental illness, it's probable that you, or one of your loved ones, could be living with a mental health issue in silence.
Here at Unmasked Mental Health, our goal is simple, through our Hubs, Counselling Services and our Training provision, we want to provide safe, stable and regulated environments where people who are suffering from poor mental health can communicate with each other, get professional support and to educate employers and others on how to support people who may be struggling.
We are proud to partner with many other organisations within the communities we operate. Unmasked are a social prescriber service working in partnership with NHS England which means you can be referred to us for support directly from your GP. Counselling:
The Unmasked Counselling Service aims to provide an affordable counselling service for local people. What does counselling offer and who is it for?
Counselling offers a safe space where you can talk about things that are impacting your life, feel listened to and understood. No issues are too small, whatever you need to talk about, if you want to talk about something then that’s what we’ll do. Sometimes the smallest of issues can be the key to your goals.
Counselling and psychotherapy is available for people who feel dissatisfied with how they feel and want to talk things through, gain insight, awareness and understanding of how to make positive choices and feel good about themselves and life around them.
Counselling can help if:-
- You are feeling stuck and not sure what to do
- You have recently been bereaved, or experienced a loss of some kind
- A past event is niggling away at you
- You are feeling stressed or anxious
- Poor self image, low self esteem, or lacking in confidence
- You want to make significant life changes
- Maybe you use alcohol to self medicate and make those unpleasant feelings go away.
- You have been diagnosed with depression
- You have a sense of loss of direction.
- A relationship feels unfulfilling
- You are going through a divorce or separation
- Feeling unsettled, or uncertain about your sexual identity
Unmasked Mental Health Support Groups are for anyone who is experiencing poor mental health or who is interacting with somebody struggling with poor mental health. You can talk as much or as little as you would like, the support group gives space to make that choice. Each of our groups are informal and relaxed and are run by volunteers. They are 'peer support' groups (meaning people get support from each other), not therapy groups, although, for some, they may have a therapeutic benefit. All groups are led by a facilitator or co-facilitators whose role is to encourage the group to develop and flourish in a safe, non-judgemental and inclusive way. Unmasked hubs are usually open every Thursday from 7-8pm. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at an Unmasked Hub please get in contact Training:
Unmasked Mental Health deliver a wide range of Training to organisations across the UK. We provide organisations with tools and support to improve mental health in the workplace. Mental health training is just one of the ways we are changing the experience for people living with poor mental health. By educating workplaces it creates an open culture and helps to break the stigma associated with mental health. We provide the highest quality introductory mental health training content, delivered using a combination of learning techniques; presentations, discussions, case studies and interactive exercises. We combine theoretical approaches and real-life experiences to produce comprehensive and effective training packages.
Whatever your training needs, we can help you.
Get in touch to learn more about the training support we can provide your workplace or organisation. If you have any queries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org