I am a skin Practitioner and qualified Occupational Therapist. I have set up my own business nearly 2 years ago in helping people with skin disorders and hair problems such as acne scarring, melasma, pigmentation, sun burn/damade, poly-cystic ovary syndrome, PIH, skin burns etc. My clinic is a specialist clinic where the products and treatments are designed for Asian, Ethnic and Afro Caribbean skin and hair problems. The Mental Health Clinic will be within my business as you would be surprised to see patients hoping that having treatment such as the above which is making them look good will also be the reason to make them feel better mentally. In the last 15 months I have diagnosed 20 patients with a mental health issue with 8 of those that have tried to commit suicide. I have successfully helped and guided some of the patients but I need help with having the right facilities in place there are so many more people that need help.
The money raised from the project will help with the following:
•Talk Therapy (Individual & Family)
•Help guide them to further Education and Learning
•Help with Improving CV and Job opportunities
•Help with Treatments on scars and burns that clients may have
•Set up hobbies, activities or boot camps
•Help the less privileged buy small electronic devices to help with their worklife and scholl or college education needs
•set up a team that will help monitor and support the patients.... much much more!
I believe anyone suffering with mental health problems should have access to excellent care and services this will allow the patients to achieve their personal goals and gain greater insight into their lives.