Practical Advice for residents with mental health problems
Citizens Advice Maidenhead & Windsor is here to offer practical help to residents suffering with mental health problems.
Mental health problems are increasing across the UK. Here in the Royal Borough it is estimated that 15,000 residents will be experiencing mental health difficulties by 2020, around 10% of the population. Mental health issues can be greatly exacerbated by the lack of practical support, and this makes it more difficult for sufferers to engage with treatment and to recover. 87% of medical health practitioners report that practical problems have caused their patients to miss mental health appointments, with 84% saying that patient’s practical problems mean they struggle to complete their mental health treatment.
Such problems include losing a job, debt, housing issues, and difficulties in claiming benefits. That’s why at Citizens Advice Maidenhead and Windsor, our highly trained volunteers are able to provide compassionate and skilled help to solve all kinds of practical difficulties.
Last year, across the UK, over 100,000 mental health sufferers turned to Citizens Advice for help. We estimate that between 50 – 70% of the clients who consult us in Maidenhead and Windsor are struggling to cope not only with a mental health issue, but with a whole range of practical problems. From our research we know that, after advice and help, 70% of our clients say they feel less stressed, depressed or anxious.
For free, confidential, independent and impartial advice call us on 03444 111 444 or visit www.maidenheadcab.org. You can drop-in at Maidenhead (open 10 am to 3.30 pm, Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri) or at Dedworth (Wed Am), Woodlands Park(Friday Am) or Datchet (monthly). Full details of opening hours and services at www.maidenheadcab.org.uk .We also offer home visiting services to the housebound.