Every aspect of health is important and mental health is a factor that is often overlooked as it has limited or no physical symptoms. Mental health is also a significant public health challenge, particularly in Scotland. Public Health Scotland have announced that “improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population is a national priority because this is recognised as having a positive effect on many different aspects of society”. Meaning, if you can manage or decrease mental health issues, there is a knock on affect to a decrease in other issues, addiction for example.
Here at Nova Recovery, we support people who are suffering from poor mental health by providing them with a clinically led recovery model which focuses on the biological and psychological responses to poor mental health including anxiety, burnout, stress, and associated addictive behaviours.
What are the facilities like at Nova Recovery?
Here at Nova Recovery, we have a small private hospital featuring a fantastic team of mental health professionals. Our centre is led by a psychiatrist, alongside a nurse manager, specialist nurse practitioner, nursing staff such as mental health nurse therapists, and support therapists who are on hand to help you with specialised support 24/7. Located in the stunning west coast of Scotland, we’re just a short stroll away from many peaceful country walks and serene beaches overlooking the Isle of Arran. These activities are encouraged by our team as they have proven to help you along your journey to recovery.
We provide you with freshly prepared meals each day, made with locally sourced produce to ensure your nutrition is looked after whilst undergoing your treatment programme, we can also provide diet and nutritional support if required.
Additionally, we are able to arrange collection from airports or train stations if you would find this helpful.
What mental health treatments does Nova Recovery provide?
It’s important to remember that anyone can develop a problem with their mental health, at any stage of their life. For the majority of people, we experience difficult emotions from time to time such as feeling worried, sad, or stressed, but these are normally only temporary and can be resolved without causing a problem in the long-term. However, for some individuals, these feelings escalate and grow into something much worse, leading to serious mental health problems.
For people with poor mental health, a comprehensive psychological intervention is required. There is a wide variety of underlying reasons as to why you may have developed a psychiatric condition, all of which are extremely complex and completely unique to each person. At our health treatment centre, we aim to identify these causations and work through them, adapting your outlook on life to create a more positive reality.
Our experienced team are great advocates of including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, or DBT, within our client’s recovery programmes. DBT is a widely recognised third wave mindfulness treatment which helps those suffering from many psychological disorders and addictions; this therapy also works in harmony with the stress response model and 12 step programmes.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy works by enhancing your capabilities, improving your motivation, structuring your environment, and decreasing your maladaptive behaviours. In our years of experience, we have seen evidence that DBT effectively helps people recover from addiction. As a client of Nova Recovery, you will be cared for by mental health professionals and given a DBT workbook to continue your recovery once you’ve left our support services.
Which mental health problems does Nova Recovery help with?
There are a huge variety of conditions which can be classified as mental health disorders. We can support you if you haven’t yet been diagnosed, or you have been diagnosed and are looking for additional details on your diagnoses. Below are some of the most common mental health disorders we come across and treat.
- Anxiety and panic attacks: Anxiety can be identified as when we’re feeling worried or afraid, particularly about something that is about to happen or that could potentially happen in the future. Anxiety can become a real problem if it begins to impact on your ability to function a normal day without being very distressed or experiencing regular panic attacks.
- Bipolar disorder: This mental health disorder mainly affects your mood as you could switch between manic episodes (feeling high) or depressive episodes (feeling low) very quickly, leaving you feeling confused and drained.
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): You may find that at time, your obsessions and compulsions are fairly manageable depending on what’s going on in your life. However, these unwelcome thoughts or repetitive activities can become more serious when you’re under pressure or experiencing work-related stress for example.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): After experiencing a traumatic event, you may develop PTSD which can cause you to feel numb or have trouble sleeping. It’s possible to have different types of PTSD which can be described as delayed-onset PTSD where your symptoms emerge more than six months after the trauma, complex PTSD where you experienced trauma at a young age which has followed you into adulthood, or birth trauma where you go through a traumatic experience of childbirth.
This list is just the most common mental health issues and is not the extent of every disorder we can provide treatment for here at Nova Recovery. There are many different types of mental health disorders. Whatever it is that you’re suffering from, let us help you. Call us today on 01475 303998 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens after treatment?
Once you have completed your treatment plan with Nova Recovery, all of our clients have the opportunity to attend our support group every week for 12 months following completion of your recovery programme at our centre. We also provide you with a dedicated DBT support line and zoom groups for 6 months following discharge to aid with your recovery journey.
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