In England one in four adults will experience a mental health problem in any given year, and there is a significant increase of people coping with their mental health through self-harming and suicidal thoughts. Recent statistics have shown that one in ten children experience mental illness.
The mental health charity Mind conducted a survey of over 12,000 young people between 11 and 19 years and found a whopping 59% of young people have experienced a mental health problem or are close to someone who has. To make matters worse, NHS funding has been cut drastically over recent years which has had a knock on effect to people getting treatment.
A survey carried out of 1000 UK GPs found that 99% feared that young people may come to harm while waiting for specialist mental health treatment from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and that 90% of GPs say existing health and social care services are inadequate for 11- to 18-year-olds.
Mental health illness does not discriminate against sex, gender, profession, race nor age. Mental health problems surround us and it’s getting worse. Change is needed. No longer can it be ignored.
After being in healthcare for the last 20 years, and practicing as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for 15 of those years, I have seen first hand how much of an effect trauma in particular has in the deterioration of mental health in both adults and children. I am passionate in helping to create awareness and how this knowledge can empower lives.
After personally experiencing trauma and how it’s impacted my life, plus having postnatal depression and anxiety myself, I understand the need for help. From here, Mental Wealth Matters was founded with a clear goal:
To help people understand how trauma induces poor mental health and how to address this, change how they talk to themselves and teach them how to being the lifelong process of self-nurturing.
We do this by providing healthcare professionals with the tools to support their client group through workshops, training sessions and in trauma work. We help professionals within their organisations to look at their own mental health and in turn how they can support the adults or children they work with.
Our expertise lie in addiction, trauma, eating disorders, domestic violence, promoting physical and emotional wellbeing, children in care and care leavers.
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