Why mental health services in Stoke-on-Trent are so important

I am incredibly passionate about promoting positive mental health. Especially in light of reading a recent report about how Stoke-on-Trent had significantly higher rates of depression and suicide in comparison with other UK cities https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/stoke-trents-high-suicide-rate-7393333

Still, the council have defended their decision to make a £60,000 funding cut to children’s mental health services within the city. https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/stoke-trent-turning-backs-young-6525388 Having worked in primary schools for 14 years, I have noticed an increase in the number of children presenting with mental health concerns. Waiting lists for children’s mental health services are still longer than any parent or teacher would ever wish. These very children are our future adults and it is fundamental that people have somewhere to go for help and support in an ever-changing society. The global pandemic and the cost of living crisis have put added pressure onto young families too.

These are just some of the motivating factors for my decision to train to become an accredited coach and therapist.

Why wait for help with mental health services in Stoke-on-Trent and beyond if you don’t have to?

I have been working with adults, young people and children across Stoke-on-Trent and beyond, to improve their mental health and well-being. I currently have a two week waiting list, which brings peace of mind, knowing that a person doesn’t need to struggle for months on end.

Here are a range of concerns of clients I have worked with:

Adults : depression, panic attacks social anxiety, health anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction related anxiety, imposter syndrome, relationship related trauma, insomnia, phobias and work related stress.

Young people/children : exam stress, health anxiety, emetophobia, sleep related issues, self-harm, separation anxiety, trauma, lack of confidence, OCD, low self-esteem and a range of phobias.

The sessions I offer are up to 2 hours in length and include a combination of psychology methods and practices; such as emotional threading, kinesiology, emotion coding, CBT, EFT and coaching. The sessions are face to face or via Zoom. This means that if you don’t live locally you can still access services. If you are specifically looking for talk therapy I would recommend you look at  Mental Health Services and Support in Stoke-on Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, website information below.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Wellbeing Service https://www.combined.nhs.uk/our-services/adult-community/staffordshire-stoke-wellbeing-service-2/

If you have any questions about the service I provide please don’t hesitate to get in touch by clicking on my contact page. https://lisalamb.uk/contact-me/