Working towards good mental health & wellbeing
Good mental health is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of every person. We all have mental health, some people define it as a state of mind, others view it as being content with life or feeling good about yourself. Mental health is perhaps best explained as how well we cope with daily life and the challenges it brings. When our mental health is good, we can more fully enjoy and appreciate the people and environment around us. We respond better to the stresses and challenges of daily life; we are more creative, use our abilities to the fullest and make the most of opportunities. When our “mental health is poor, it can be difficult to function in our daily lives.
There is growing evidence that health, work and wellbeing are closely and powerfully linked and need to be addressed together. At AMH we provide our clients with many opportunities to be as active as possible, physically, socially and mentally. We encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle and to widen their social networks. We also provide them with the tools to build a better future, set personal goals, learn coping skills, and become more employable.
The services we provide at AMH are in line with Government Policy. We are committed to promoting positive health and wellbeing. We are supporting our clients to lead independent lives by providing services that meet their needs. We are helping them build a positive and meaningful future. We are promoting the positive links between health and work and helping move people with mental health issues to find and stay in employment. We are giving those who lack work experience, the opportunity to develop confidence and skills in a work environment through employment programmes, volunteering and supported work environments.
Our clients are “Working it Out” with AMH, whether it be through personal development training, work placements, living a healthier lifestyle, or developing friendships and social networks – all of which are having a positive impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
“A community in which people with mental health needs or a learning disability are valued and empowered to achieve their full potential”.
“To enhance the quality of life and employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability by promoting social inclusion through the provision of training and support services.”
- AMH is a people centred organisation
- Clients are the core of our existence
- Staff are the core of our success
- We strive for excellence
- We celebrate diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity
- We nurture partnerships
- We strive to sustain and grow our organisation
We are committed to the highest standards of:
- Respect others
- Support participation, inclusion and collaboration as a positive action
- Involve and empower individuals, recognise and value their input
- Seek mutual understanding and co-operation
- Honour commitments and expect high standards
- Adhere to AMH policies and statutory requirements
- Encourage innovation and be open to change
We will not:
- Tolerate abuse or prejudice
- Ignore the views and needs of others
- Show favouritism
- Be disrespectful
- Be complacent