Sudha Chavda. Hillingdon
Folks, you must be bored stiff reading all this but it is educational,
don't you agree? Now I would like to throw some light into my work.
At present, I am based at a Mental Health Resource Centre. We have a
multi-disciplinary team of experienced mental health professionals;
- Psychiatrist, Community psychiatric nurses, Alcohol specialist, Psychologists,
Occupational therapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellors and Social workers.
The majority of the staff are from the ethnic background and have originated
from Philippines, Malaysia, Mauritius, India, Africa, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka and Somalia and are able to converse in variety of languages including
Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil, Malay and Swahili. It seems we
have a world of experience within our team. So, you might wonder what
we do? We undertake mental health assessment and the assessment of social
and health needs. We also plan and co-ordinate, packages of care for
individual clients. We offer counselling, group work and family work.
We also do home visits and offer our support and administer injections
and monitor mental states. Various group activities take place at the
Centre; - social skills, music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy,
behaviour therapy, women's group, luncheon club, creative therapy, stress
and anxiety management group, yoga class, relaxation class and pottery
group as a part of the clients treatment. We also provide social security
benefit and housing advice for our clients.