It is well-recognised that we are experiencing an exponential growth in mental health issues in the UK, where a lethal and growing issue has been neglected to the point where recovery using arguably a dismissive or lethargic approach has created a momentous challenge, anywhere from mild anxiety to serious depression and even psychosis.
- “By 2020 mental ill health related problems will be second to heart disease as the leading contributor to the global burden of disease
Yes, help is at hand, but at what cost? Waiting lists to see professionals, sometimes for months at a time? Programmes and types of therapies that are often unsuitable for individuals and worse, short-term solutions?
Much of the issues are to do with ever-decreasing funding, the demise of the NHS and the significant cost of private therapy, which we believe puts off the majority of most of those at need from simply exploring their options.
From seeing a GP to being referred and ultimately receiving help can often take up to nine months, leaving clients at risk of continued decline. The potential implications of this are devastating, when you consider the number one cause of death of men under 40 is suicide. Further, many of the options available can take years before significant health benefits are experienced by the client. We fully believe that this is unnecessary and prolongs suffering.
- “From referral to treatment, access to mental health services – the 18 week starting clock, (source; NHS constitution)”.
The team behind Mental Makeover have a dedicated mission: to end the historic difficulties faced by the majority in finding accessible therapy, whilst providing life-time solutions for often long-term issues in a fast, cheap and very practical way. We remove the stigma attached to those experiencing the issues and provide a unique mental toolkit, which offers a quick solution to most of the challenges experienced.
We also do this for 80% less than the average cost of private therapy, enabling our programme to be accessed by the masses, removing a huge burden of cost to the authorities and destroying waiting lists.
- “Adults in the poorest fifth are much more likely to be at risk of developing a mental illness as those on average incomes: around 24% compared with 14%. People from manual backgrounds are at somewhat higher risk of developing a mental illness than those from non-manual backgrounds”. (source; HSE)