Month: July 2015 (page 1 of 3)

The UK Public Has Negative Opinion of NHS Mental Health Care

A new report has shown Chrysalis Not For Profit that the UK public has a negative opinion of NHS mental health care.

Public opinion of NHS

A new report from the Ipsos Mori Social Research Institute shows that the UK public has an overall positive opinion of the NHS. 79% of 1,000 people questioned said that they would feel safe in an NHS hospital if they were extremely ill; only 73% said the same in spring 2013. Continue reading

Come Along to Chrysalis Not For profit Northampton Open Day

Chrysalis Not For Profit are pleased to announce that we’re going to host an open day in Northampton, which will allow you to learn more about Chrysalis courses.

Open days

Do you want to help people with mental health conditions? If so you should enrol on one of the Chrysalis courses offered by Chrysalis Not For Profit. Our training programmes provide you with the skills you need to establish a career as a professional counsellor.

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Mental Health Wait Lists are “Spiralling Out of Control”

Chrysalis Not For Profit spotted a story this week which suggested that NHS mental health waiting lists for services such as counselling are “spiralling out of control.”

Mental health in the UK

Statistics quoted by the Mental Health Foundation, a mental health charity, show that one in every four people in the UK will experience mental health issues every year. These people can access treatments such as counselling through the NHS, which help them deal with the underlying issues that cause mental health conditions. Continue reading

Chrysalis Courses Student Testimonial

We are always delighted when students give us their feedback on the Chrysalis Courses and update us about where they are in their career now. One such email popped into our inbox recently that we thought was so lovely, that we just had to share it.

Marie did our Level 3 Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills and completed it in October 2014. Almost a year on she emailed to let us know how she is getting on.

“EACH TIME I HEAR THE CHRYSALIS ADVERT ON THE RADIO, GUARANTEEING A “£45 AN HOUR INCOME”, I SMILE AND SAY THIS IS REALLY TRUE. CHRYSALIS HAS “DELIVERED” FOR ME AS IT REALLY DOES DO WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN!”

Over the past year Marie says she have more than recouped her tuition fee and her business is in profit. “The training, at Strathclyde University Glasgow, has been beneficial to me and I have become a member of several Hypnotherapy associations on the back of my diploma. Next week I will be going on another continuing development course in Hypnotherapy to help both myself and my clients.”

She continues “I sincerely believe that you get what you put into this course, in my case anyway. I think people have to remind themselves that this course lays the groundwork for what can be a very interesting and promising career. You can take it in what ever direction you so desire but once you have the basics of hypnotherapy the sky is really the limit.”

She has managed to set up her own practice now gets a constant stream of clients, so the results speak for themselves.

“SO CHRYSALIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH – AND FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A HYPNOTHERAPIST – I WOULD SAY “GO FOR IT!”  YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN”.

We are so happy for Marie and wish her all the best in the future.

If you have completed one of our courses and want to tell us about your experiences since completing the course please contact me on nmatthews@chrysaliscourses.co.uk

We would love to hear your feedback and stories.

Social Networks Urged to Provide Mental Health Support

New research has suggests teens that spend more than two hours a day on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram may have an increased risk of mental health issues.

Researchers and the Ottawa Public Health Department reported that the heavy use of social networks by adolescents is linked to poor mental health, high psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, and an unmet need for mental health support.

It is said that although heavy use of the sites may be linked to mental health issues, the sites also provide a setting in which support services could be provided to a venerable population. Researchers believe the findings send an important message to parents and study authors are suggesting an increase in mental health support services offered on these sites.

In the study, Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, M.D., and Rosamund Lewis, M.D., from the Ottawa Public Health department (Ottawa, Canada) analysed data on students in grades seven to 12. They specifically reviewed data from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey.

The discovered about 25% of students reported using social networking sites for more than two hours daily. In the study, researchers compare time spent using social networking sites to the teens’ self-reports of psychological well-being and unmet need for mental health support.

“This is where we see social networking sites, which may be a problem for some, also being a solution,” said Editor-in-Chief Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., M.B.A.

“Since teens are on the sites, it is the perfect place for public health and service providers to reach out and connect with this vulnerable population and provide health promotion systems and supports.”

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