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Mental Health

The nature of the work we do, brings us in contact with a lot of women who go through emotional/mental health issues due to a variety of reasons. The type of clients we see for counselling can range from needing support and guidance with day to day life issues as well as more serious problems such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.

The services we offer add to the well-being of our clients in several ways:

 

Counselling

Women who seek counselling at Enfield Saheli are experiencing a range of issues, including anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, depression, Violence or intimidation, Sexual abuse, Eating disorders, Self-harm, Loneliness, Parenting Issues, Prenatal/postnatal depression.

We have been running our counselling services successfully for years now. Apart from English, the service is available in a variety of Asian languages (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil & Bengali) so that we can ensure we are removing linguistic and cultural barriers and making the service accessible to vulnerable groups with maximum effectiveness. We use evaluation forms to monitor the effectiveness of therapy and the feedback we got form these evaluations have been very encouraging.

Weekly drop-in sessions-

This provision of the service provides a therapeutic environment where the clients feeling low, can relax, socialise, make new friends and receive advice, support and assistance within an informal setting.

The drop in sessions are conducted every Friday 10am-3:30pm- starts with an exercise class and is followed by a variety of activities and luncheon club wherein we organise lunch for our members.

Our drop in activities include a variety of different learning sessions including art and craft sessions, knitting and sewing, cooking, Reiki/ emotional healing sessions, board/card games and many more.

These informal gatherings have proved to be a stress alleviating and relaxing form of expression and therapy for those who have been through emotional distress or suffered traumatic life events. These activities are used as a mechanism for expressing feelings in a positive and creative way and helps them develop their self-esteem and confidence.

Saheli well-being services: –

Awareness monthly talks during the workshops raise awareness of different topics. Guest speakers from various agencies and organisations are invited to make presentations on key issues affecting the client group.

The talks conducted during the year surround the following topics-

Women health & nutrition, Healthy Eating, Energy saving, Enfield IAPT services, Alzheimer, Glaucoma, Stroke, Diabetes, Domestic Abuse, Breast cancer, Emergency First Aid, fall prevention, Energy health trainer and Managing your finances.

 

Drop-in Every Friday (10am-3.30 pm)

Our Drop-In is a friendly and informal place to come and find out about a range of services. Aim is to provide a safe, relaxed and non-stigmatising place for women who are experiencing or who have experienced mental health problems, and their careers. Staff and volunteers are always on hand to offer the support.

Classes

Exercise, Meditation, Arts & crafts, walk clubs and Intergenerational Computer classes

Awareness Workshop/Seminar

Held once every month within the drop-in on important issues such as:
Mental Health, employment, education, health, crime and well being.

Luncheon Club:
Healthy Meals are provided

Outreach Service

Our Outreach service supports BME women with mild to moderate mental health concerns who are unable to access our drop in. The overall aim is to help women adapt to ordinary life integrating within the community by developing coping skills, improving self esteem and their quality of life to prevent inappropriate admissions to hospital.

Confidential Counselling Service

We offer a linguistic and culturally appropriate counselling service to women by a qualified professional. The service offers an assessment followed by six individual sessions. Referrals can be made through the outreach, advocacy or drop in Services.

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Emotional Wellbeing Project

Do you find yourself struggling with life at the moment?

Would it help to talk to someone?

Do you need practical help with finances, welfare benefits, housing or impartial advice?

Would you like to meet others?

Our Emotional wellbeing service provides advocacy, advice and support to Black Ethnic Minority (BME) women.  We can help women that are isolated or going through emotional distress.

For further information or need an  appointment, then please contact us

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