According to some studies, more than 300 thousand people lose their jobs in the UK every year due to their long-term mental health issues. Furthermore, two in three adults admit that they have experienced some mental health problems such as depression, stress or anxiety.
A study launched by the Mental Health Foundation revealed young people are more likely to be affected, along with women and people who live on a lower income (less than £1200 per month). They are more likely to have experienced a mental health issue at some point in their lives.
The statistics below show how mental health issues impact most of our life in the UK.
As we can see from the results show above, a high level of people in the UK, especially women and young people, are suffering from some forms of mental health problems. According to mentalhealth.org.uk, women are more likely than men to have a common mental health issue and are also almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
But many people may not know that mental health counselling is useful for a wide range of mental health issues. Counselling services can be accessed through the NHS, privately or through some charities.
There are many advantages to having counselling to support your mental health wellbeing. Mental health has often been an unmentionable subject for a long time, but now people are beginning to talk about it more. However, counselling is not just for mental health issues; it’s also beneficial for psychological difficulties such as family issues, unforeseen life events, behavioural troubles and couple relationship problems. During the counselling session, you will be able to talk to a trained and experienced counsellor who will be supportive and listen to you without judgement. The counsellor will guide you through your mental health barriers so that you can feel better and obtains a better quality of life.
Below are some benefits of having a counselling. These include, but are not limited to:
Get in touch with a professional counsellor if you feel you’d benefit from talking about your problems. We hope you find this post helpful. If you have any questions on counselling, please get in touch on 01733 639 040 or send me a message via our online contact form.
Matt is a trained and licenced Mindfulness teacher and Stress and Anxiety Reduction Counsellor operating in and around the Peterborough area. After overcoming his own stress and anxiety he's found his purpose teaching others to do the same.
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