1 in 4 of us are likely to be affected by problems relating to mental health at some point in our lives. Some conditions such as depression and anxiety are common, while others such as psychosis are less so.
Episodes of mental illness can affect psychological and physical function in a myriad of ways, impacting energy, motivation, sociability and confidence, as well as impairing work, life at home and relationships.
In a proportion of patients, the symptoms of their mental illness are severe and more intensive support or treatment is required. In these instances, outpatient treatment is insufficient and patient, unable to cope on their own even with the support of family, are admitted to psychiatric hospital.
Severe mental ill health can make you feel vulnerable, isolated and very low in self-confidence. The prospect of going into a psychiatric unit can add a sense of stigma, further fear and dread, at a time when you need your family and friends’ support and your personal belongings around you, without the restrictions and limitations of a hospital.
Furthermore, the therapy offered in hospital may not appeal to you, or you may feel that rehabilitation through personal, social and family activities is more suitable.
Whilst severe episodes of mental illness may require inpatient hospital treatment, CityTrust Healthcare offers a discreet alternative to patients who wish to be treated at home for reasons of privacy, comfort and security, or for convenience. If hospitalisation is necessary, our care and treatment can provide a pathway to accelerate the transition from hospital to home.
A support worker living in your home will:
- focus exclusively on your personalised care
- engage in an empathic and professional manner, whilst respecting with your personal space
- work closely with your psychiatrist
- dispense your medication
- help to structure and pace your rehabilitation
- provide support for your loved ones
- help you attend clinical appointments with other clinicians involved in your care.
We support and care for a range of mental health conditions including:
- Adult ADHD
- Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Overeating & obesity
- Personality Disorder
- Post-Natal Depression
- Psychotic Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Full psychiatric and initial assessment
- Supervision by Consultant Psychiatrist
- 24-hour live-in Specialist Nursing (RMN / RGN)
- GP liaison
- Referral to psychological and complementary therapies