Outlook South West ( www.outlooksw.co.uk ) have been delivering both private and NHS counselling services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for over 15 years. They help people recover from common mental health problems such as: anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, as well as other conditions like OCD.
Low Mood / Depression
Depression is a common condition. Life-changing events, such as bereavement, having a baby or losing your job can all be causes of depression. You can also become depressed for no obvious reason.
Worry / Anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear. It can affect us all every now and then. If you feel anxious or are worrying a lot of the time then it might be a good idea to seek some help in trying to overcome it. There are six main anxiety disorders: Panic, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Anger is an emotional response towards a threat, attack, grievance or disappointment. It is a powerful emotion that when excessive or uncontrolled, can have a significant effect on your daily life, relationships, achievements and mental well-being. If you are concerned about your anger or if it is starting to have an impact upon your life, Outlook South West's services might be able to help you.
To begin therapy with Outlook South West you can either go through your GP or you can go directly to them www.outlooksw.co.uk or by giving their Admin Team a call on (01208) 871905. Once you're registered, an assessment appointment can be booked. Our therapies are free to access and are funded by the NHS.
Please watch this video to see how our social prescriber may be able to help.
The death of someone close to us is probably the most severe loss we have to cope with and those facing the imminent death of a loved one must also endure a period of enormous strain and anxiety. Bereavement can have various emotional and physical effects. There is no right or wrong way to feel. You may feel angry, suffer from mood swings, depression or feelings of guilt. Although loss is an inescapable part of life, and grief or bereavement is a natural human process, people sometimes need additional professional support.
Cornwall County Council - Bereavement Guide
The aim of the booklet is to provide information about possible sources of help for people who have been bereaved, experienced trauma or who are facing death. You can read or print this guide here: Bereavement guide.pdf
Cruse Bereavement Care can also support you after the death of someone close:
www.cruse.org.uk or telephone St Austell (01726) 76100
Outlook South West :
Post Natal Low Mood - Finding Yourself Again
Finding Yourself Again is an informal, supportive group for mums who are feeling low after the birth of their baby. Meeting for 5 weeks (2 hours per week), attendees can meet with other mums who are experiencing similar competing demands of motherhood. We have free crèche facilities available at each of the groups which are kindly supplied by the venues (children’s centres). Post natal depression affects around 1 in 5 women.