Based at The Anchor, the Wellbeing Team consists of 2 Registered Mental Health nurses and a highly experienced Senior Support Worker who all have experience and qualifications in providing therapeutic interventions for those suffering with mental health problems including; anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar affective disorder and OCD. The team works alongside other mental health, drug/alcohol counselling and related services to provide all-round support.
In 2009, Access Community Trust, set up the Dual Diagnosis Service. The approach the team uses has proved very successful in helping people conquer their addictions and better manage their mental wellbeing.
Reversing the Spiral: A 3-part transitional course for those who have emerged from the debris of addiction and/or mental health problems.
Auricular (ear) acupuncture has traditionally been used to support people with addiction. However, it is increasingly being used to treat other mental and emotional health issues such as post-traumatic stress, self-harm, anger management, sleep problems etc.
What it Involves:
It involves putting 5 very fine needles into certain points in the ear. You are then allowed to sit in quiet for 40 minutes, at which point the needles are removed. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
How it Works:
The 5 acupuncture needles stimulate nerves that go straight to the parts of the brain that have been imbalanced by the use of drugs and alcohol, and works towards returning brain chemistry to normal.
The 5 points are all designed to help keep you calm, to aid your motivation, to keep anxiety at bay and to improve your wellbeing.
Remember firstly that this is a tool that is used alongside all sorts of other things to keep you well, and that the benefits of auricular acupuncture are proven by research.
The Auricular Acupuncture programme started in November 2012 and since then we have helped approximately 800 clients.
Our clients have reduced the use of substances, have had improved sleep and motivation which in hand has resulted in them getting back into work and education. Our clients come back time and time again.
The team welcomes self-referrals (in addition to those made by referring agencies)
Referral forms can be requested by telephone on 01502 527225 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our vision is to promote social inclusion for the community benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.