Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry’s main function is to provide intensive care for people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities or substance abuse problems. Treating these conditions requires specialised staff that are scrutinised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the industry watchdog. Strict standards must be maintained in all aspects of service and facility offerings.
Current trends are driving unprecedented demand for the industry’s services. Degenerative mental health conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are becoming more prevalent, in line with the ageing of the population, while financial difficulties resulting from the economic downturn have also had a slight negative effect on the collective mental health of the nation over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Counselling is the most common type of talking therapy applied in the United Kingdom. It involves discussing troubling situations with a trained professional, and aims to outline solutions to life challenges. Counselling focuses on the present, encouraging positive action to induce change. It is widely used to treat a range of afflictions, including mental health problems, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and number of other psychosomatic conditions.
According to the mental health charity, Mind, one in four Britons suffer mental health problems over the space of one year. The NHS now provides public funding for counselling services through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. Pri.. purchase to read more