Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
The way that we get along with each other is really important to important to most of us. The relationships which we have with other people come in many forms. Such as the relationships we have with family, partners, friends, colleagues and neighbours
Mental health contributes to the functioning of human relationships. Mental health problems can effect even basic interactions with family, friends and colleagues. Some people suffering from mental health problems find it difficult to nurture relationships, have problems with commitment or intimacy and frequently encounter sexual health issues.
Healthy relationships can mean different things to different people. Families are important and may play a big part in your life. Staff should ask you what you think, about what help you need with relationships and sex and when an important decision has to be made about your sexual health.
However, you have the right to keep stuff about relationships and sex private from your family if you want to. Staff should always ask you first before talking to your family. Staff should protect you from people who may hurt you and help you learn how to protect yourself. You may need to find out about:
A healthy sex life is an important part of a person’s wellbeing. People can sometimes have difficulties, for example:
Suggestions which may help:
Derbyshire sexual health promotion service
Derbyshire Befriending Network
Ask for professional advice if necessary or seek advice from the NHS website
NHS advice on Good Sex
NHS advice on Sexual Health
NHS advice on Gay and Lesbian Health
Factsheets are available from Mencap and Easy Health:
Mencap - relationships and sex
Easy Health 'love is' factsheet
Mental health largely contributes to the functioning of human relationships. Mental health problems can effect even basic interactions with family, friends and colleagues. Most people suffering from mental health problems find it difficult to nurture relationships, have problems with commitment or intimacy and frequently encounter sexual health issues.
Fathers' Guide to having a Disabled Child
Teenage Health Freak website - relationships
Teenage Health Freak website - sex
Royal College of Psychiatrists - children and young people and mental health
Children and young people's services
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Information for members of the public and health professionals on requesting treatment and support
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