This May is Mental Awareness Month


May sees the country educating and bringing awareness about mental health for all ages and many different types of mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are effecting thousands upon thousands of people around the world every day, gaining access to the right information is vital if you are someone suffering with an illness or supporting someone who needs your help.

Mental illness can effect the way you think, feel, behave, cause sleep problems and stress. It is commonly described using everyday words like depression and anxiety, which is easier to understand but can also lead to being underestimated in its severity.

At Ascot Care Agency we try to help in all areas of the care industry, not just with our own health care professionals. Sufferers of Alzheimer’s with the side effect of depression, need to be listened to and treated on an individual basis, many different routes to treatments for the most effective outcome are available. All our staff are highly trained and continually up-skill themselves, for the benefit of residents in their care and to educate others. If you are someone wanting to become trained in mental health issues then Ascot Care Agency provide bespoke training courses for this very area of care, regardless of where you see yourself helping, whether it be with young people in schools or elderly residents in homes. Ascot Care Agency can provide exceptional traning courses, online and in class at times to suit you. Contact the agency for further details.

Besides our own care homes, Ascot Care support a North East community interest company called Noggin Sport. Noggin Sport produce and supply a clothing range where all profits are donated to help raise awareness in mental health, in this case they are helping sportsmen and women who have to deal with high pressure sporting events. Ascot Care have helped by donating and buying beanie hats for the Durham University Rugby Club. If you would like to help Noggin Sport, please view their website