Balancing expectations from within the home, school, the workplace, and/or among peer groups can be really challenging. There are times when we all feel incredibly overwhelmed and don’t know what to do about it. Sometimes we try to cope by detaching from our feelings, thinking, “I’ll be right.” Either way, not addressing the stress in our lives can lead to mental health challenges, such as depression or anxiety.
Adults aren’t the only ones who are impacted by these problems. Increasingly, our children and young people are displaying serious symptoms of stressed mental health. This manifests itself in many ways including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bullying and suicidal thoughts. Often a person will have more than one symptom.
There is still a lot of stigma around stressed mental health. Feeling ashamed or fearful are two barriers to seeking help. Feeling empowered to seek, or provide help, often comes from being aware of the facts or knowing where to find appropriate support. The best place to promote positive well-being and support is from within the community itself.
In addition to offering individual and group counselling and psychotherapy services, I can work with your business, school, community group to promote positive mental health and effective coping strategies.
Each group’s needs are different so I will work with you to identify the best way to communicate with your target audience. Examples include:-
Developing MasterClasses to help parents enhance specific skills
Developing short courses for your community group, outlining strategies to improve psychological and emotional wellbeing
Teaching your employees how to manage anxiety and depression in the workplace
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a FREE one hour general information session for your community or employee group. They will be encouraged to consider how they manage their own mental health and to notice the signs in others who may need help.