Mental Health Illness

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Caring for Mental Health Illness in Your Own Home

Mental health illness can affect people of all ages. Whilst we primarily provide home care services for elderly service users with mental health illnesses, we also work with younger people and the families of those living with a member who has a mental health illness.

We recognise that everyone is different, that there are many types of mental health illness and that these can have a varied impact on people.

Mental health illness can cause individuals to sometimes struggle with personal and practical tasks around the home, or a combination of both. It can also affect an individual’s confidence or provide extra stress and pressure on family members to care for them.

We can help, and have provided home care assistance and support from many individuals and families affected by mental health illness in the past.

Whilst we aren’t qualified to provide medical or diagnostic advice, we can provide compassionate, personal, practical and professional home care support services that help with the day-to-day tasks.

Some of our home carers have undertaken specific training to work with service users with mental health illnesses. They have been trained to recognise specific symptoms, taught how to deal with them and work with case workers, social workers, family members and friends to support the customer and help minimise the disruption these might cause to their everyday lives.