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Mental Health Care

Many people underestimate the impact that mental health conditions can have on individuals, their families, and society as a whole. In the UK, mental illness accounts for a third of all illnesses and, at any given time, one person in six experiences anxiety or depression. In England, mental health conditions cost approximately £105 billion a year, due to loss of earnings and associated treatment and welfare costs. The cost to an individual with a mental health illness can also be high because, left untreated, such conditions can result in unemployment, homelessness, the break-up of families, and suicide.

Why it is necessary?

Due to the continuing stigma that some people have about mental health conditions, many individuals are reluctant to talk about any mental health problems they may have had. It is estimated that one in four people will experience at least one mental health condition at some point in their life. This means that mental health conditions affect more people than the combined total of people who are affected by asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer. While mental health conditions are not usually life-threatening, left untreated, they can lead to activities and behaviours that are physically harmful and, in some cases, life-threatening. For example:

  • physical neglect
  • alcohol and drug misuse
  • self-harm and
  • suicide
Mental health conditions

There are many forms of mental health condition ranging from the most common, such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic attacks to the more complex conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. There are a range of other conditions that, while not strictly mental health conditions, can often benefit from mental health services. These include autistic spectrum disorder, dementia and strokes.

Agincare mental health care

Agincare provides specialist adult and older people's mental health services. Each of our services delivers high standards of care to clients through the use of person-centred, outcome focused care frameworks. We work in close partnership with colleagues from health, social care and other voluntary organisations to facilitate comprehensive care packages for our clients. Our services are delivered by qualified, highly trained and experienced staff.

We recognise that each person is unique and our purpose is to empower people to take control of their lives through providing the highest quality of care and support to promote positive outcomes. We base our success on providing clients with:

  • Individual treatment programmes to meet the specific needs
  • Flexible evening and weekend appointments
  • Expert consultant-led care
  • Caring therapeutic environments aiding the healing process
  • Rapid access to a wide range of therapists and psychologists
  • Quality assurance across the board through our accreditation with the UK's mental health regulators
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