A & E
‘Accident and Emergency’, or casualty, is the name given to the hospital department that deals with genuine life threatening conditions or problems such as chest pain, breathing problems, severe mental health problems, such as suicide or confusion, amongst others.
Hospital might be the best option for reducing the risk of harm if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, whether that’s self-harm or suicide. When you’re facing a mental health crisis, attending A&E can keep you safe and offer any immediate treatment you might need.
Addiction (including drugs, alcohol, sex, gaming, gambling, eating)
Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS)
For some, anxiety might be in relation to an activity or event. In other cases, anxiety disorders are a chronic condition which dramatically impacts a person’s livelihood because it’s difficult to manage and can affect their ability to go about their normal days. Anxiety can take many forms and there are multiple conditions people can be affected by.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
If you experience OCD, it’s likely that your obsessions and compulsions will have a big impact on how you live your life and interfere with your ability to have relationships, start new jobs or courses or even leave home.
We understand the context and behaviours associated with personality disorders are myriad and in light of ongoing controversy around personality disorders, as examined by mind.org.uk, we fully respect the evolution of language and how terms of “disorder” in relation to someone’s personality can be stigmatising.
Understanding these conditions is important in building our awareness of an individual’s symptoms and how difficult they are to live with.
Currently, psychiatrists have identified ten types of personality disorder grouped into three categories. If a person meets the criteria for diagnosis of more than one type of disorder, this is sometimes called ‘mixed personality disorder’.
Paranoid personality disorder
Schizoid personality disorder
Schizotypal personality disorder
Emotional and impulsive:
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Histrionic personality disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder
Avoidant personality disorder
Dependent personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)