Welcome to Unity Dorset: Approved Dorset Council Framework Provider & ISF Provider

Lets talk about mental health!

As a mental health support provider we know all too well the importance of individual well-being and the stigma attached to mental health conditions. We are however, very lucky to have the experience working with individuals with schizophrenia, psychosis and personality disorders and have the privilege to help them overcome challenges in their lives.

We have seen however the impact a stigma of a mental health diagnosis has on individuals because of what is portrayed in the media. This can sometimes have a negative impact on individuals such as; causing isolation from the community or a further decline in their health and overall wellness.. Over the recent years there has been more movement and proactive campaigns to break the stigma given to mental health diagnosis and we want to join in with the movement and educate people on what it is actually like to have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, psychosis and personality disorders. Some of our service users are taking part in the ‘time to change’ campaign by writing a blog about their what it is like living with a mental health diagnosis.

We are very proud of the individuals we support with mental health needs because they battle each day with their diagnosis and public perception but still focus on achieving their outcomes and goals!

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