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We like mindfulness here at Avondalecare, not because it's popular but because it works. The staff at Avondaelcare have been learning about mindfulness ideas and techniques for many years and the benefit is great. We have found that although it does not take our stresses away it doesn't help us have a new perspective and relationship with such difficult feelings as stress, depression and anxiety.
We think everyone should have the opportunity to become a Mental Health FIrst Aider. Here, we give that opportunity to everyone that works for us within the first 6 months. The two day course covers a number of important topics such as suicide, psychosis, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more importantly what we can do to help others contending with these issues.
"Avondalecare provided me with support, and a worker who, when trying to work through my many problems, was non-judgmental, positive and offered me a look at where my future could be."
"I would say that the greatest gifts Avondalecare gave me was hope, a future, inclusion in a society I had for many years been on the outskirts of and the ability to see that I suffer from mental health issues, but am not defined by them."
"Since coming to Avondalecare I must admit at first I was still using some drugs but with the help of Avondalecare, my friends and family I have managed to stop taking drugs and drinking alcohol."
"For 10 years I slept on the streets, and had a lot of trouble because of it. Since coming to Avondalecare my thoughts ....are better now, I am happy now, and get to experience things that I have not done before like going to the horse racing festivals."
"Since joining Avondalecare it has helped me to have a social life which was virtually on existent before. Along with the support that the staff provide this has helped me with confidence when socialising with other people, and generally integrate in society."
"I feel like the staff have looked after me 100% because as a result of this care my confidence has grown and my self esteem is high and I am assertive when I need to be."
"I am not scared anymore. When I need to speak to any staff member of Avondalecare I know they will listen."