suicide prevention and domestic abuse

Suicide prevention and domestic abuse can be difficult to spot and understand because you are not them or there. It could lead to mental health issues and affect the whole families wellbeing. Partners who experience intimate partner abuse are twice as likely to attempt suicide multiple times.

  • It is shocking that every day almost 30 women attempt suicide as a result of experiencing domestic abuse.
  • That every week three women will take their own lives to escape that abuse.
  • Men are victims in over third of domestic violence incidents but are more reluctant to come forward and report it.
  • On average there will be 12 men every day taking their own lives in the British Isles. How many of these are linked to domestic abuse is hard to quantify.

What is important is that there is a concerted effort to understand where this domestic violence comes from. So that everyone’s mental health and wellbeing are recognised and a support network is in place to prevent suicide.

suicide prevention and domestic abuse. Mental Health and wellbeing

suicide prevention and domestic abuse. The effect on mental health & wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Through Domestic Abuse

It is very clear that domestic violence affects the wellbeing of the whole family, including mental health in children.

Whilst women are more likely to suffer domestic abuse rather than men, this is not to say that men aren’t also victimised in their own homes. Men are the victim of domestic abuse at some point in their lives. In fact, in every three reports of domestic abuse, one victim is male.

The fact that men are less likely to speak out about not only their mental health but also any domestic violence, this can affect their life negatively. It can and will affect the mental health of children who will experience violence and abuse through being exposed. This sort of trauma can impact on them now and the rest of their lives with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

The effect on children who experience violence in their home is strongly linked to how this shapes their future. An adverse childhood experience could harm their developing brains and how they respond to stress. It also can damage their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later.

The ACE score or adverse childhood experience can cause much of their burden of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence.

suicide prevention and domestic abuse

suicide prevention and domestic abuse can affect mental health and wellbeing

Suicide Prevention and support

At Fountain Therapy we look to help with mental health and peoples wellbeing in the hope we can prevent suicide. This is not something we can do alone and it needs everyone to listen to their friends and family.

What you need to ask yourself is what do you know about suicide prevention? Could you ask someone you love are they thinking of committing suicide because that is one of the first steps.

Take all thoughts of suicide seriously and take some action so that you can look after their wellbeing immediately. As a mental health first aider, a friend or family member, it is important for their mental health and yours that you ask them;

  • Do you have a suicide plan? Try and find out how specific they are such as do they know-how. It is a myth that if you ask you can make it worse because that is not the case.
  • Have they access to the means such as the pills, rope or other means.
  • Are they thinking about when they will do it?
  • Do they intend to attempt suicide and they have made plans such as a will or cancelled things.
  • What sort of behaviour are they exhibiting such as “have they been taking drugs or drinking”? This can increase the risk of acting on it.

If you think there is an imminent risk then you should call 999 or take them directly to the hospital. It is important to deal with any immediate danger and don’t put yourself at risk.

Anxiety & Depression in the workplace

suicide prevention, mental health & wellbeing

Domestic Abuse help and support

Victim Support can help and support you in domestic abuse as soon as it is reported. There are also many support groups, refuges and safeguarding options out there for both men and women. Whilst there are more refuges for women than there is for men, this we are sure will change as more cases are reported.

At Fountain Therapy we will support everyone that needs advice, support and any therapy or counselling following any domestic abuse incidents. We are also here to help you through any traumas you have experienced in your life so that you can make sense of them. We have a team of dedicated therapists and counsellors who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of dealing first hand with domestic issues and suicide prevention. They can help you try to make sense of what you have seen, heard or felt so that you can cope with life.

If you would like to speak to a dedicated Therapist or counsellor at Fountain Therapy then you should call today 01923 770977

This blog about suicide prevention and domestic abuse does not seek to offer medical advice but opinion and advice from the MHFA manual


Anxiety & Depression in the workplace

Anxiety & Depression in the workplace

Do you feel like anxiety and depression in the workplace is taking hold of your life? Is the thought of going back to work after being off after mental health problems worrying you?

Some people are concerned about how colleagues will react, for example, that you won’t be able to cope. Our Podcast will explore this issue so that you can understand yourself better.

  • How would you like to hear our podcast to help get you out of bed?
  • What would it be like to understand why your mind is telling you to run away and hide?
  • Are there signs that those mental health triggers were there from a young age?

Most mental health problems are present by the time we reach the age of 24 years old and can get worse as we get older.

Call us today to speak to one of the Therapists or Counsellors about anxiety in the workplace.

We are here and can help you tel: 07772 467444

stress symptoms

Fighting the anxiety and depression in the workplace.

If you feel like you have been feeling down persistently for weeks or months then it may be a sign of depression. A third of the UK workforce suffer depression which means you are not alone. This means that 15.4 million days a year are lost and cost businesses millions.

It is important that you recognise some of the signs so that you can either help yourself or gain help.

  • How would you like to fight the persistent anxiety, or a constant sadness so that you feel happier?
  • Are you having thoughts of hopelessness but want to find out why?
  • What would it be like to regain interest in hobbies or activities so that you find joy again?

What is important is to seek help early and increase your chances of feeling better. Talking about how you feel will help but remember to consult your doctor and the NHS.

Anxiety & Depression in the workplace

Anxiety & Depression in the workplace. Are the cracks beginning to show?

The Podcast that explores your health and discusses the options.

This Podcast will give you the tools to feel better or at least know where to find help. It will not give you all the answers but will start your journey. You can also start to look at options such as behavioural therapy or NLP, counselling or other therapy. You can call us today or watch and listen to our Podcast about anxiety and depression in the workplace, tel: 07772 467444

complex PTSD

Podcast discussing Complex PTSD

Chris Puddy speaks out about complex PTSD and the effect it has on his life. Join all of the team from Fountain Therapy and be part of the Podcast series which will explore issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hear real-life events and learn how Chris has turned his life around as it will give everyone hope. At times life can deal us all a cruel twist of fate but Chris has not let this hold him back.

The team from Fountain Therapy will explore what tools help Chris in his recovery and also what he needs now. We will look at what therapies are useful in this situation and help Chris on his journey.

Read more about Behavioral Therapy or NLP, as these can be useful therapies but always seek medical advice first.

You will be able to watch the podcast at a later date but if you want more info call on our Therapies.

Call  07772 467444

You can be notified of when the Podcast is live by sending us an email to request it

Chris Puddy talks about PTSD

Chris Puddy talks about PTSD

LaunchPod Studios Launches Fountain Therapy

You can watch their first podcast on Complex PTSD on both Youtube and our teams own websites. We would also like you to follow the team at LaunchPod Studios on Instagram

LaunchPod Studios welcomes Fountain Therapy with their first Podcast on Complex PTSD

As we progress with our Mental Health series we welcome your requests about what you would like the team to discuss. We will also be having a phone in option and will give advice via our Fountain Therapy website.

We are very excited about this opportunity and welcome any feedback, plus hear from potential therapists to join us. You can watch our first-ever podcast now.

If you would like a call from our team around Complex PTSD drop us an email or Tel; 07772 467444

Behavioral Therapy or NLP
  • Do you feel like you are suffering from symptoms such as sadness, loss, or anger?
  • Are there times when you are feeling empty or hopeless?
  • How are you finding being able to concentrate on completing tasks? Are there times when you have delayed responses during conversations?

It may be that you are feeling depressed or have anxiety about life at the moment. It is vital that a medical assessment takes place as soon as possible. If you then find that the waiting times are too long and you need that help now.

Call us today at Fountain Therapy 07772 467444

Behavioral Therapy or NLP

How is Behavioral Therapy or NLP different from counselling?

Counselling is what as known as talking therapy and been around for many years. Its an opportunity to express feelings and explore difficulties, such as things you find distressing. A good counsellor will just listen so that they can understand or help to clarify the problem. Counselling can be good for people who would like space and time to verbalise their thoughts and feeling. Especially if it is a safe space where people are being listened to. A counsellor isn’t, however for everyone. A Counsellors don’t offer advice or solutions but will look at the underlying issues. They can allow the individual to discover new options or perspectives as a result of talking through the problem.

  • Do you find that you need to talk to someone today but need to tap into the unconscious mind?

Behavioral Therapy or NLP is about helping people to become more consciously aware of their thinking patterns. Both CBT and NLP have strong links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The problem for CBT is that most thought is unconscious and CBT does not work with the unconscious mind. The similarities with NLP are in that it’s philosophy is that the content of our thoughts has a major influence on our emotions and behaviour. It has been proven that NLP can change habits unconsciously in a matter of minutes, not days which is what CBT can take.

At Stephen Bell Coaching much of my work is looking at the unconscious mind. Call me today on 07984 493798

How can therapy help me today?

Some people are troubled by past events but this is not unusual in the therapy world? It may be that you need to talk to one of our team. Once we have done an assessment, then we will be able to direct you as to how to get help. It may be that we refer you to a mental health specialist but if you are looking for immediate help then we are here. There are currently 120,000 patients on hidden waiting lists waiting for help. More than 122,000 patients are waiting more than eight weeks to see a doctor again after their first appointment. (Source Independent)

If you have had a medical assessment and they have advised Behavioral Therapy or NLP. Then the team can get straight to work.

If there are times in your life that are troubling you then NLP has a toolkit full of tools. NLP does not require you to discuss your problems in order to provide a solution. It is more focused on fixing the unconscious problem than your conscious thoughts.

CBT requires you to talk honestly about your problems and what you are experiencing. The therapist will look at how the situation links to your thoughts, emotions and behaviour.

Our counsellors will not be able to offer advice but allow you to discover new options or perspectives. That being said neither will our therapists or Life coaches, as it is for you to choose your destiny.

Call one of the team today on 07772 467444

Behavioral Therapy or NLP

Booking hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling or Resilience coaching today

If you want to call into our office to discuss Behavioral Therapy or NLP plus our therapy sessions, it is better to call us first. As all sessions are private and confidential we like to respect our client’s privacy. We are conveniently located in Croxley Green, Watford at the rear of the Podiatry.

If you are ready to speak to us today or want to book a free discovery call, just email us today.

We welcome your call to book your discovery call for Behavioral Therapy or NLP today.

Lucid dreaming

Lucid dreaming is working with your dreams is a way to process everything and change your life. Lucid dreaming
allows you to find and embrace your limiting beliefs so that you can step out of your own shadow
and see your strengths for what they are. Your dreams have a meaning, especially the repetitive
ones. Often times, the subconscious mind is trying to send us messages that our conscious mind
doesn’t want us to see because it may be too dark or scary. During sleep, our minds process
everything that happens during the day. This is why the dream state is so powerful.

The subconscious mind never sleeps and this is why lucid dreaming goes hand in hand with hypnosis.
For example, nightmares or any “scary” dream are screams from our subconscious mind that we
are ignoring. This tends to be fears, anger or any limiting belief (like a dark shadow that tends to
follow us in our worst moments). Something we hide from, but it needs to express itself. Journaling
is the first step so that you start to become more aware of your dreams because this way you are
re-programming your mind to pay attention to your dreams.

What makes Lucid Dreaming Powerful?

The reason I love lucid dreaming so much is that your dreams are very powerful and none of your
dreams should be ignored. When we ignore dreams, we miss out on the messages from our
subconscious. Ultimately, our dreams tell us what our conscious mind is afraid to see and deal
with. Fear is what prevents us from achieving our full potential and holds us back from new
experiences. Lucid dreaming allows us to face our fears and overcome our own challenges so that
we can become the best possible version of ourselves.

You can find out more about me by contacting Monica Varo 07772 467 444

Reframe Your Nightmares

In fact, you can take lucid dreaming one step further and engage in Neurodramatic Play, which is a
a method that allows you to reframe your nightmares by actually playing it out by dressing up as the
characters in your dreams. This type of therapy is another way to express your dreams. In small
groups, you begin by talking about your dream. Then the members of the group get props, dress
up, and they actually become a part of your dream and as they participate, you get to carry on the
dream until you can embrace the nightmare and grow from it.

The next Lucid Dreaming Workshop

I just ran my first successful workshop on Lucid Dreaming and I will be offering another workshop
in Croxley Green in January. If you want to begin to take part in Lucid Dreaming, the best way to
get started is by keeping a dream journal next to your bed and start making notes about the
dreams that you are having. I hope to see you at my workshop in January. You can find the details
of my upcoming workshop by clicking here.

Find out more about Lucid dreaming by calling Monica Varo 07772 467 444