Depression and mental health

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Depression: Help and support

We work extensively for the community in raising awareness and delivering support to people that have been affected by suicide or bereavement.

Lighthouse's counselling services vary because we have learnt that everyone is different and we need to be able to offer an appropriate service to cater for your individual needs.

Lighthouse offers a range of counselling:

  • Trauma counselling
  • Bereaved family counselling
  • Young person’s counselling
  • Crisis counselling
  • Workshops, Art, Photography, Computers and Self-esteem.

Complementary therapy

We offer Complementary therapies, in a safe place to let go of physical aches and pains, allowing a sense of relaxation, a space to clear and relax the mind.

Support

We run regular support groups for bereaved families and for those who self harm. Lighthouse staff/volunteers will endeavour to be with a family within 48 hours when appropriate or necessary.

Welfare Rights

We hold a Welfare Rights Clinic, for advice on benefits and support.

 

 

 

 

Suicidal feelings

Lighthouse provide responsive care to those in need, including accompanying distressed individuals to hospital for psychiatric assessment and attending crisis home visits.

Signposting: suicide prevention help

We provide a valuable link to statutory services and other relevant agencies, signposting families and carers appropriately. Together with the Protect Life Strategy, Lighthouse will continue to raise the awareness of suicide and wider mental health matters Information Sessions We deliver information sessions and training to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm in schools, prisons, youth centres, local communities alternative education and health provides, Raise Awareness Lighthouse continue to raise awareness of their work through World Suicide Prevention Day, Celebration of Life Event, Christmas Tree of Lights, its concerts and fundraising events.

Advocacy

Lighthouse have been instrumental in highlighting the need to address the problems of suicide and self-harm in a more strategic way. We have been a contributor to the development of the Protect Life Suicide Prevention Strategy (launched in October 2006) Lighthouse will continue to work alongside the necessary agencies to highlight the Protect Life Strategy.

Campaigning

Lighthouse will campaign for the rights of the family to access help and support and to make sure that everything possible is done to reduce the high number of suicides. To highlight the issue of suicide provide information and awareness to the wider community.