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Mental health impacts our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, our mood, and the way we feel. It also impacts how we cope, interact and develop relationships with others. You can be affected during childhood and adulthood. The NHS reports that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime.

Mental health is something that a lot of us can relate to, we are here to support and tailor care for people with a range of mental illnesses. Individuals may have mild or more serious mental health issues. Problems could include, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, and much more!

Main Symptoms of mental health
– Feeling down, upset or tearful
– Sleep disturbance, appetite changes, and low energy
– Mood changes, highs, and lows
– Confused thinking and finding it difficult to concentrate
– Withdrawing communication from friends and family
– Struggling to deal with daily problems and feeling stressed
– Problems with alcohol and drug use
– Excessive anger
– Suicidal thinking

Secure Healthcare Solutions are here to provide care and support within homecare services and within the care home environment for individuals experiencing mental health problems. We focus and cater care to meet the needs of the individuals requiring support. Our carers, support workers, and nurses are professionally trained to deliver quality mental health support and are provided regular training.

Our mental health plans are individually created to meet the needs of individuals being cared for, based on pre-admission and through a risk assessment, to enable us to create effective treatment plans for short-term and long-term clients.

As a healthcare agency that provides mental health support workers and nurses, we have a great deal of experience to support and care for individuals that experience mental health.

Secure Healthcare ensures to create a safe living environment, focusing on fun activities and social involvement within homes and care homes and we work with the local community.

Mental health support in your home
Individuals will continue to live in their own homes but have access to a support worker who you can talk to support you while living independently.

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Male College Student Meeting With Campus Counselor Discussing Mental Health Issues

Supported housing for individuals with mental health needs
Generally, individuals will have their own flat within a complex where there is mental health support staff on-site to provide support when necessary. The staff may not be there 24/7.

Care homes for people with mental health needs
In a care home setting, residents normally have their own bedroom, but share social spaces. Staff is on-site at all times to deal with resident’s needs.

How we can help?
• Meal preparation
• Helping with washing and cleaning, it could be washing the dishes, over hoovering the home
• Assisting with washing, dressing, and ensuring individuals are maintaining a good personal appearance.
• Support with social activities
• Housework and light domestic duties
• Preparing and cooking meals
• Support with household bills and filling in the paperwork

If you are experiencing mental health, the NHS recommends various charities that deal with various mental health illnesses, who are here to support you during difficult times.

Click here to find out more

Speak to our trained professionals today to see how we can support individuals requiring care with mental health. Email us at homecare@securesolutions.co.uk or call us on 01902 302 017 to discuss how we can support you to provide the best possible care and support.

Worldwide pregnant women experience mental health during pregnancy or after birth. On average WHO reports that 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, mainly depression. The mother may experience perinatal mental illnesses and may experience a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-partum, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. NHS outlines that around 20% of mothers in the UK experience perinatal mental illnesses. If the illnesses are not treated, it can affect other members of the family, including children and the father. Around 25 – 50% of fathers will experience perinatal depression. Generally, this is a stressful time for the family who are likely to be under pressure during this time.

Having a child can be a stressful event, as you are unable to undertake activities and have a regular routine which you are used to. Individuals may struggle to adapt to a new way of living. Parents are likely to argue during this stressful time and there is likely to be sleep disturbance throughout the night. The father and mother are likely to spend less time together which impacts their relationship, and it is likely to lead to depression and anxiety.

Initially, most women will experience tearfulness and low mood, as soon the baby has been born, however, if this continues you may be suffering from postnatal depression and perinatal mental illness. Symptoms are different for every mom.

Symptoms of maternal mental health
– Often feeling sad and tearful.
– Anxiety, afraid to be on your own with your baby.
– Struggling to adjust to parenthood and bonding with your baby.
– Feeling stressed and unmotivated.
– Generally feeling more tired than usual but struggling to go to sleep.
– You may feel less interested in eating.
– You may get angry and annoyed more easily.
– Difficulties with clear thinking and making decisions.

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What to do if you are suffering from maternal mental health
If you are suffering from postnatal depression and perinatal mental health issues, then it is good to initially speak to your loved ones and seek professional help if required. At Secure healthcare Solutions, we want women and families to know that support is available during this difficult time.

The NHS gives some great advice about Mental health experienced during pregnancy. Click here to find out more.

Our healthcare professionals are here to support you, particularly our support workers. They look after the well-being of people in their daily lives. Individuals can be supported with carrying out daily tasks to care for themselves, providing emotional support, and teaching new skills which will help you.

Speak to us today to see how we can support individuals with maternal mental health problems. Email us at homecare@securesolutions.co.uk or call us on 01902 302 017 to discuss how we can support you or your loved ones to provide the best possible care and support.

Mental health is just as important as your physical health and that is why it’s not something that should be neglected. If you are suffering from an illness or if you can’t get out and about like you used to, then it can be detrimental for your mental health. You can find that you don’t want to do activities that you used to be interested in. You could withdraw from yourself and others around you and could end up having potentially harmful thoughts. This is where a home carer can come in. 

They can ensure you aren’t alone

One of the biggest causes of mental health issues can derive from loneliness. This has been especially true during the pandemic, but can be a continuous problem. A survey by Age UK found that over 2 million people in England that are over the age of 75 live on their own. They also found that over a million people go over four weeks with no contact with someone they know such as a neighbor, friend, or family member. If you are lonely it can be hard to reach out.

This might be because of pride or just because you feel helpless. Your carer will be a friendly face that you don’t need to reach out to as they will always be there. Whether you need someone during the day or a live-in carer who is with you all the time, you can rest assured you are in safe hands at all times.

They can give you back your independence

One thing that can take a toll on mental health can be if you lose your independence. A carer can help encourage you to do things yourself at home while knowing you are under watchful supervision. By being able to do these things on your own it can help you feel more positive about yourself. This will therefore help your mental wellbeing. You will feel more like your old self, more capable, and have small daily challenges that when you complete will be a real mood booster.

They can help with brain training activities

Your carer can help to set you up with activities that can boost your mental health. This can include word searches, playing chess with you, sudoku and quizzes. These are all good for keeping you feeling positive and your brain active and healthy. It can also help with dementia and reduce your likelihood of developing it as well as potentially slowing symptoms. They can also play your favorite music and help with other activities that can keep your mind busy. It will also be a welcome distraction from any sad or negative thoughts you might be feeling.

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They can address your health concerns

One of the things that could impact your mental health could be if you are worried about your physical wellbeing. If you have recently been diagnosed with a condition then this could leave you feeling worried and anxious, with many questions. A carer has looked after many people and may know the answers to things you are fretting about. If they don’t, they will know the right contacts and be able to get the answers for you.

They can support your family

If your family is looking out for you and know that they are worried about you then it can cause you to feel guilty and impact the way you feel mentally. You might feel like a burden and this can be upsetting. By having a carer you know that your family won’t have to worry about you so much, which in turn can ease your own anxiety and feelings.

These are just a few ways that having a home carer can help with your mental health. If you are suffering mentally make sure you speak to someone and get the help that you deserve. If you are looking for care at home services, we are here to help. Find out more about what we do here.

If you are looking for care at home job, we have a number of vacancies which can be found here.

Are you a Health Care Assistant in the Stafford area who has a passion for care? If the answer is yes, then Secure Healthcare could be the right option for you! Visit our open day to find out more about the new roles we have to offer (temp and perm).

Our team of Care Assistants within the Stafford area are expanding and we have several vacancies available for people who share our commitment in providing excellence service.

We specialise in supplying Health Care Assistants to Nursing Homes, Residential homes, NHS hospitals, mental health hospitals and the community across the UK.

Secure Healthcare is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker.Our business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and ensures we give you constant and regular work on a daily, weekly and long term basis, we build strong relationships with our personnel which allows us to make your work with us hassle free.

This enables you the ability to specify your own work availability each week and be allocated the shifts that suit your lifestyle and commitments.

This is only one of many outstanding benefits of working with Secure Healthcare.

We offer many exciting and unique prospects such as:
Excellent pay rates.
Free and easy to use online training updates.
Referral Scheme Where you can earn up to £500.
Weekly Payment.
24/7 on-call support team.
Bonus Schemes.

Registering with us shall require you to provide:

Applicants must also have at least six months care experience in the past 2 years.
Two professional references one of which is to be either your current or most recent employer.
DBS disclosure to be carried out.
National Insurance number.
So without hesitation please apply with your most recent CV.

If there’s any problems call Tamika on 01212859449.

We look forward to welcoming you soon 🙂