Positive About Mental Health
We are delighted that mental health is becoming less of a stigma and that it is readily being accepted that it is as important as looking after your physical health.
The challenge to help as many people on the Island, that can benefit from our service, alongside the current cancer support we give, is one we take on with enthusiasm and passion.
The charity has identified the need to be constantly adaptable and we are currently recruiting for additional therapists. Once a client has identified that they require support, we try to provide this as soon as possible.
We currently do not run a waiting list and each new referral is seen within 10 working days.
When promoting the charity we visit many corporate companies and the feedback we have is that although mental health is being addressed more frequently, when needed, there is increasingly limited support available. Government services have been stripped and waiting lists can be in excess of over 2 years.
As a charity we feel that this is unacceptable and we are adapting the service to address positive mental health in the workplace, alongside the clients we are currently seeing that are affected by cancer.
Why people contact us
Modern life has a habit of throwing all sorts of obstacles at us that can become difficult to deal with. Traumatic events can present themselves without warning and after a natural grieving period has passed sometimes unanswered questions can weigh heavily on someone.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking treatment that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the way you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).
CBT is based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. For example, if you interpret a situation negatively then you might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might then lead you to behave in a certain way.
What is therapy like?
The Lisa Lowe Centre is spacious, welcoming and carefully furnished to become a home-from-home environment. Asking for help and walking through the centre door is difficult enough and we are proud that we provide a welcoming atmosphere where the client will feel comfortable and at ease straight away.
One to one, couples and family sessions are held in one of our specially designed stress free rooms with one of our trained therapists. Chaperones are welcome.
We have introduced the following specially designed courses and workshops to help manage Mental Health in the work environment
- Wellbeing First Aid Officer
- Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers
- Managing general depression, anxiety and stress in the workplace
- Coping with traumatic events
- Harmful addictive behaviour in the workplace
We only employ qualified therapists and they are overseen by a Professor of Psychology who acts as our Clinical Lead and provides professional supervision.