The majority of staff in ISSU18 comes from a mental health background however have specialised in substance misuse therefore your mental health and wellbeing is very important in regards to the work we do. Some of the interventions we use are as follows:
At ISSU18 we do not set a limit to the number of sessions you will need and take this in to consideration once you have undergone our initial assessment. At the ISSU18 we work from a Bio-psyosocial model which means we take in to consideration the biology of the substance you are using, the psychological implications and social circumstances, thus giving consideration to many aspects of your life not only substance misuse.
When anyone mentions mental health and wellbeing and the importance of looking after our mental health
Sometimes people become concerned about what this means
Often what springs to mind are severe and enduring mental illnesses such as
Where as helping to maintain good mental health and wellbeing can be achieved by some simple strategies.
We all experience stress in our lives; however there are times such as during exams when stress is greater.
Having a structured revision time table which includes regular recreation time which part of that time table –so that you don’t feel guilty when not studying. You will find that you retain more information than if you don’t allow some relaxation time.
Having good metal health allows us to cope with problems and difficulties in our lives in a way that has a positive outcome for us.
Drugs alcohol and mental health.
Alcohol is our drug of choice and is socially acceptable. However there are times when people use drugs or alcohol to help them cope with problems that they are having.
These may be in relation to
However what happens is that at first people can feel that the drugs or alcohol are helping them to feel and to cope better. What then begins to happen is that they find that they need more drugs or alcohol to get that feeling of being “better”.
So over time drug and alcohol consumption increases, this leads to other problems these can be with