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  • Service user
    A person receiving the services of a health authority or voluntary or independent organisation is called a service user. In this website the term usually refers to someone who is using our services.
  • Social Worker
    A social worker has specialist knowledge of mental health problems; they provide emotional and practical support to people with mental health needs, and may act as care co-ordinators where assessed needs are developed into a care plan
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that has a seasonal pattern. The most common form of SAD is also called 'winter depression' because symptoms are worse in the winter months.
  • Stress
    Stress can occur when the demands put upon someone by certain situations or thoughts, can make them feel angry, frustrated or anxious.
  • Self-harm
    Self-harm is a way of expressing very deep distress. Often, people don't know why they self-harm.
  • Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia is a mental illness that occurs when the parts of the brain that control emotion and sensation stop working properly.