MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Gold Care Homes believes that mental wellbeing and better services for everyone regardless of a person’s age, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity or gender reassignment status (Equality Act, 2010).
We provide mental health Care Services which is residents-focused. Our skilled staffs work with residents and their family, and are the central point in patient-focused multidisciplinary teams. Our teams include everyone from psychiatrists and psychologists to GPs and social workers. To fulfil this requirement, we have partnered with PURE Health as an expert service provider in this area.
We understand the loss when you suffer from mental illness. It is very difficult to describe things in word but it’s incredibly satisfying to be helpful to person who needs support to get their life back with regaining skills and give them joy and aspiration for life.
Our compassionate and skilled staffs work with the people suffering from various mental health conditions and their family and carers to offer help and support in dealing with the condition. The work involves helping the patient to recover from their illness or to come to terms with it in order to lead a positive life.
Our Partner has qualified RMN who has been specialised to work with older people. Our Mental health nurses often work in multidisciplinary teams, liaising with psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, GPs, social workers and other health professionals.
We support the government’s initiative 'No health without mental health' (2011) agenda which aims to improve the mental health and well-being of service users and also residents to improve their mental health and reduce problems through high quality services.
Staffs at Gold Care Homes are improvised with on-going opportunities for learning and development through regular training to ensure that the care they give is not only person centred and the kindest possible, but is also delivered from a good, professional knowledge base.
Gold Care Homesand its partners which provide mental health care service share the objectives specified in "No health without mental health" in day to day living:
- Maximum Service users will have good mental health and longer life expectancy for joyful life
- Maximum Service users with mental health problems will recover from their short and long term illness which will lead to positive and meaningful life
- Maximum Service users with mental health problems will improve their good physical health through mental activity designed to improve their brain power and stimulate though process
- Maximum Service users will have a positive experience of care and support in our Care Home
- Less people will suffer from avoidable harm inflicted by them or others due to their mental illness
- Less people will experience stigma and discrimination due to their mental behaviour
Mental Health care within Gold Care Homes is holistic and centred around the whole person. A person focused/relationship approach to Mental Health and Dementia includes listening to and working with Residents, their families and friends, GPs and Community Nurses and multi-disciplinary teams to provide a written plan of care and 24-hour specialist care in a warm and welcoming environment.
Mental health problems –
- At least one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life and one in six adults have a mental health problem at any one time.
- One in ten children aged between 5 and 16 years has a mental health problem, and many continue to have mental health problems into adulthood
- Half of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14,7 and three-quarters before their mid-20s.
- Self-harming in young people is not uncommon (10–13% of 15–16-year-olds have self-harmed).
- Almost half of all adults will experience at least one episode of depression during their lifetime.
- One in ten new mothers experiences postnatal depression.
- About one in 100 people has a severe mental health problem.
- Some 60% of adults living in hostels have a personality disorder.
- Some 90% of all prisoners are estimated to have a diagnosable mental health problem (including personality disorder) and/or a substance misuse problem.
- Our Residents receive professional care delivered with thoughtfulness and respect, in a friendly, homely and supportive environment, where quality of life is paramount.