COVID-19 and your mental health


With coronavirus currently impinging on our daily routines and demanding us to alter our routines and practice social distancing, it is not surprising that we are seeing an increase of people struggling.

Social isolation, threat to employment and financial security and the looming uncertainty about the future are just some of many of the huge list of psychological stressors in which we are seeing people be faced with.

For some, adaptation is a straightforward and simple task during this unpredictable and challenging time.

For many however, adaptation is not as simple.

Health is a multidimensional concept.

Following government health guidelines of hand hygiene, social distancing and location tracking are all good steps in protecting physical health.

Whilst being diligent with protective measures for our physical health, it’s also important that we pay just as close attention to our mental and emotional wellbeing.

You may find that you are having increased levels of stress, anxiety or depression during this pandemic.

Having an increase of any mental health struggles can be incredibly overwhelming and difficult to navigate alone.

Taking simple measures to protect your physical and mental health are important in these times. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and taking time to unwind are good practical steps.

Everyone reacts to stressful situations differently. There is no ‘one size fits all’ recommendation in caring for your health during a crisis.

If you are finding it increasingly difficult to manage within your day to day life, and are finding yourself overwhelmed and struggling to cope, then it is important to know that help is available.

Current government restrictions in place can be incredibly challenging and overwhelming.

Getting help does not have to be.

Here at Anti-dose we have measures in place to be able to provide professional and confidential support throughout all level restrictions. With options from 1-1 individual sessions, couples therapy, and personalised intensive home treatment plans, we can work with you in developing support and treatment options best suited to your needs.

If you or a loved one are finding yourself overwhelmed, give us a call or message today to discuss what we can do to help.

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I have 10 years personal and professional experience with addiction and I'm one of the counsellors available here at anti-dose. I work extensively in the community, running workshops and educational presentations for clients and staff of community probation service, cads and professional organisations.
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As addiction counsellors in recovery, we believe it’s crucial to have a personal history with addiction and mental health when providing treatment. At Anti-Dose, we recognise how important it is for individuals to feel truly understood when it comes to the reality and insanity of addiction and mental health issues.

Our personalised programme and schedule for you will be developed inline with your recovery needs to ensure you have the appropriate skills and support when you need it. Your recovery journey can start today.
We understand that even with the best intentions to make changes, it can be difficult to acheive and even more difficult to acheive when we feel isolated and alone.

We have designed our recovery programme to help give you the structure, accountability and support to start improving your situation today.
Our hoslistic programme provides support across 5 core “pillars”:
• Individual Counselling
• Process Assignments
• Group Programmes
• Mindfulness
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The duration of our treatment programme can vary considerably.

We recommend a minimum of 28 days to remove the obstacles in the way of positive change, and lay the foundations of a new way of living. We can also accommodate an extended programme for up to 90 days for more complex cases.

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