Stephen - mental and physical wellbeing
Stephen receives support from our mental health team in Essex. The staff are always on hand to help him with every part of his life and to support him to stay well.
Stephen has been living in a shared house in Essex for over a year. The staff support him with his mental wellbeing and with tasks around the house. “I go shopping with the staff and they help to carry the food home for me. They are also encouraging me to eat healthier, which has been great.”
Mark is the team leader at the home and has been focusing on improving Stephen's health. "Stephen is supported to go shopping throughout the week, something that has not been the case in the past. He enjoys the process of writing shopping lists and then seeking them out at the supermarket. Buying steady amounts of food is something that is a fairly new concept for him and it has improved his weight and overall energy to be eating more regularly."
The staff encourage people to be as independent as they can, which can mean self-medicating under supervision.
I like playing football with the boys and going for walks by the seafront. The staff here are nice and help me when I need it. Stephen