What does mental health mean to you?

Staff and Service Users at Camino Healthcare are working to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, because mental health effects us all. Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. This is not just the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think, feel and act in a way that allows us to enjoy life and deal with the challenges it presents.

In preparation for Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked our staff and Service User’s about mental health and asked them to discuss their experiences. You can read some of the feedback below.

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Chris Silver – Assistant Psychologist

“I support our Service Users on their personal journey of recovery by helping them to achieve their goals through the use of psychological interventions. Seeing this progress really motivates me to help people.”

 

 

 

Sharon Wheeler – Activities ManagerSharon Wheeler - Activities Manager

“I love helping our Service Users. Seeing a positive outcome through helping and supporting them with fun and meaningful activities can have fantastic impact on well-being. Engaging activities and positive social interactions make us all happy and can have a great impact on our mental health.”

 

 

 

Untitled design (91)MC – Service User

“Without support I wouldn’t be able to fight and get better. I have a new job at the local library and one within Oak House too.”

 

 

 

 

Carington Mangwiro – Health Care Support WorkerUntitled design (92)

“I am proud to empower our Service Users and help motivate them with every day tasks. Helping those with mental illness be the best they can be is what it is all about.”

 

 

 

 

Untitled design (93)DF – Service User

“I enjoy having my independence here.”

 

 

 

 

Untitled design (94)Abby Mafuwa – Registered Mental Health Nurse

“It is about making a difference for our Service Users. Mental illness is something that can effect anyone, everyone here supports our Service Users to thrive and enjoy life to the fullest.”

 

 

 

JenUntitled design (95)nie Mitchell – Learning Disability Nurse

” I am proud to be part of a team that inspires our Service Users to meet and achieve new goals on their journey to recovery.”

 

 

 

 

Untitled design (96)Damian Reid – Assistant Occupational Therapist

“I find it very rewarding to see our Service Users making progress. I help people regain skills and confidence using occupation as a means of recovery.”

 

 

 

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