free or low cost community counselling provision

free or low cost community counselling provision

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Can relieve some burden on GPS, destigmatise seeking counselling and prevent mental health issues spiralling due to long waiting list as at present. Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? It is crucial to all age groups and there is a lot of talk about mental health issues but no evidence of improved provision.

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People's capacity to understand and respond to their emotions positively are severely compromised by their current and historical life experiences. Where there has been adversity in childhood and generational trauma something is required to break the cycle, help people reconnect with their own thoughts, mental and physical wellbeing and their communities. Failure to do so may lead to self medication and management with significant consequences for individuals and communities.

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