Acquired or born with a Mental Health Condition, it can take toll on the individual’s self-esteem and self-worth amongst other emotions that can affect a person’s health. People may treat or interact differently with the individual because they may not know about Mental Health Conditions and this can leave the individual (and people interacting with the individual) feeling weary of future interactions.
Feelings of Confusion and lack of understanding of why they (the individual) feel and react the way they do, compared to others may result in the individual with a Mental Health Condition becoming recluse and self-isolating. This can further result in the individual becoming social anxious and less inclined to be independent within society, affecting the individual more and exhilarating their Mental Health Condition.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS:
May experience difficulties communicating with loved ones who have acquired a Mental Health Condition, as they may only be used to interacting and socialising with the person they knew before. This can leave families and friends feeling anxious about interacting with the individual and result in their relationship changing.
Loved ones who have always known the individual having a Mental Health Condition may interact differently with the individual as that is all that they know of why the individual thinks, feels and reacts the way they do. Loved ones may also experience feelings of frustrations & lack of understanding why the individual thinks, feels and acts the way they do, because they cannot comprehend how it feels to not be fully in control of their cognitive functions and emotions.
CARERS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS:
May experience difficulties with Caring for those with challenging behaviour, as they may not be used to sporadic change in a person’s mood and way of thinking. This can result in Carers and other health Care professionals not giving the correct Care to the individual.
HOW WE CAN HELP…
Our CDCA Management and Care Team Members have our collective experience on Caring for those with Mental Health Conditions and knowledge of the condition to ensure that they are delivering the best quality of Care for you or your loved one.
Care plans will be put in place with our Management Team, the individual whom we are providing Care for and the loved ones around the individual to ensure that the best quality of Care is given. Care plans will be assessed and updated regularly to ensure that the individual is getting the correct Care at the correct time. We understand that everyone with a Mental Health Condition is first and foremost and individual, with individual wants, like, dislikes and needs. We do not treat the people we Care for as the Condition that they have but more so as the individual who just so happens to have a condition. All of our Care Team Members have regular Training, ensuring that everyone we Care for is being looked after in the most up to date correct way.