Wales Council of the Blind

Mental illness

Definition: Serious mental illness includes diagnoses which typically involve psychosis (losing touch with reality or experiencing delusions) or high levels of care, and which may require hospital treatment. Two of the most common severe mental illnesses are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (or manic depression).

Category: health

Credit: Mental Health Wales


Services mentioning Mental illness

Access to Work - (UK Government) Employment Support

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for: a grant to help pay for practical support with your work; support with managing your mental health at work; money to pay for communication support at job interviews.

Connecting Families - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Support Group

We hold monthly evening group sessions for parents and carers of vision impaired children and young people (0-25 years) which are facilitated by our team of RSBC Family Practitioners. It’s a supportive group where you will learn from the experiences of other parents and carers and in turn be able to support others with your own experiences and stories. Each month there will be a new topic covering many of the milestones and issues which parents and carers might face. It’s a safe place to share your feelings knowing others will support you. What to expect: Peer support; Empowering each other; Learning about and understanding mental health and well-being; Sharing knowledge and experience; Discussing the challenges of raising a child with a vision impairment; Open advice forum – no question is too big or too small.

Sane Emotional Support - (Sane) Support Group

SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. Their mental health support services are completely confidential. Whatever your problems or concerns, you will receive non-judgemental emotional support. Their professional staff and trained volunteers have specialist mental health knowledge; they can help you consider options for support that address your individual circumstances.

Sisterhood - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Clubs and social groups

Sisterhood is a fantastic online group for young women aged 11 –25 to come together and discuss issues that are important to them. It’s a chance to discuss anything from mental health and wellbeing to hair care and make up. It’s a lovely supportive group that meets Tuesdays fortnightly online.

Young Sane - (Sane) Support Group

Young SANE is a virtual community that focuses on mental health for people aged under 25. They want to highlight the issues that are particularly relevant to young people and talk about their unique needs. Young SANE also celebrates the ingenuity, passion and dedication of young people who have made a commitment to tackling mental health stigma, and changing mental health for good.

Library records mentioning Mental illness

Wales Eye Clinic Liaison Service Impact Report Report - [Library Type]

The report sets out the positive difference that the Welsh ECLO service makes, both for individuals and for eye clinic staff. By ensuring people newly diagnosed with sight loss have access to all the information and support they need, ECLOs can help mitigate some of the negative impact associated with sight loss such as poor mental health, increased risk of falls and loss of independence.