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Spot the Signs: When to Seek Mental Health Support

Maintaining good mental health is crucial for people of all ages in today's fast-paced world. In England, each year 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind.


mental health signs that say don't give up, you are not alone and you matter

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the unique challenges faced by both adults and young people, offering comprehensive care across four key modalities: Adult Mental Health, Adult Eating Disorders (ED), and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), including support for eating disorders.


Recognising the Need for Mental Health Support


Mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age or background. Identifying signs early can make a significant difference in treatment outcomes. Not everyone struggling with their mental health will experience the same signs.


Additionally, if you only occasionally experience some of these symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, that does not necessarily mean you have a mental health condition. Generally, if you notice a large shift in personality, day to day habits and mood that doesn’t go away, it can be a good idea to seek help.


Here are some indicators that you or someone you know might be in need of support:


For Adults

  • Changes in mood or behaviour over a period of time

  • Difficulty coping with daily stresses and social situations

  • Isolating from friends and family

  • Changes in sleep patterns or appetite

  • This can include too little or too much sleep, over- or under-eating

  • Decreased performance at work


For Children and Adolescents

  • Sudden changes in academic performance

  • Excessive worry or anxiety

  • Isolating from friends and family

  • Frequent outbursts or extreme irritability

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Difficulty concentrating or sitting still


If you notice these signs in yourself, your child, or a loved one, it's essential to reach out for professional help. Remember, seeking support is a sign of strength, not weakness.



Comprehensive Mental Health Services at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Entrance to Schoen Clinic Chelsea mental health and wellbeing centre

Our approach combines medication management, psychotherapy, and holistic interventions to address each patient's unique needs.


Mental Health Services


Using a number of therapeutic approaches, we provide comprehensive private care for a range of conditions, including:


Eating Disorder Services


Our specialised adult eating disorder programme offers:

  • Comprehensive assessments

  • Individualised treatment plans

  • Nutritional counselling

  • Group and individual therapy

  • Family-based interventions


We treat a number of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding or eating disorders.


The Value of Privacy and Discretion


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the importance of confidentiality in mental health treatment for both adults and young people. Our discreet location ensures that patients can access care without compromising their privacy. We maintain strict confidentiality protocols to protect patient information and create a safe space for healing.


private consultation room for mental health therapy or treatment

A Calming and Peaceful Environment


We believe that the environment plays a crucial role in the healing process and that having access to local treatment helps people stick to their treatment schedule.


Schoen Clinic Chelsea offers a tranquil setting designed to promote relaxation and well-being for patients of all ages. Our clinic features:

  • Comfortable, private consultation rooms

  • Calm, welcoming common areas

  • Age-appropriate therapy rooms for children and adolescents

  • State-of-the-art facilities for various therapies


This peaceful atmosphere helps patients feel at ease and supports their journey towards better mental health.


Dr James Woolley on Our Patient-Centric Approach


Dr James Woolley, consultant psychiatrist and ADHD specialist at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, shares his perspective on our unique approach to mental health care:


Dr James Woolley headshot

"At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we believe in treating the whole person, not just their symptoms. This philosophy extends across all our services, from treating adults to our work with children and adolescents. Our patient-centric approach means we take the time to understand each individual's unique experiences, challenges, and goals.


We work collaboratively with our patients and, in the case of young people, and their families, to develop personalised treatment plans. Our multidisciplinary team ensures that patients receive support from various specialists, creating a holistic treatment experience. We're committed to empowering our patients with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve lasting mental wellness, regardless of their age or specific challenges."


A Patient's Journey to Recovery


One of Dr Woolley's patients shares their experience at Schoen Clinic Chelsea:

"I have struggled with bouts of depersonalisation since the age of 16 and through the work at the Schoen Clinic, I feel I have never been in a better position or have a greater understanding of my condition, which is invaluable." – written by a private patient at Schoen Clinic Chelsea


This testimonial highlights the transformative impact of personalised, compassionate care on an individual’s mental health journey.


Additional Therapeutic Approaches


At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer a range of therapeutic approaches across all our modalities:

  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Group therapy sessions

  • Family therapy

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

  • Play therapy for children

  • Art and music therapy

  • Mindfulness-based interventions


Our team stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in mental health treatment to ensure we provide the most effective care possible for both adults and young people.


Take the First Step Towards Better Mental Health


If you, your child, or a loved one are struggling with mental health, know that help is available. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we're committed to providing high-quality, personalised care across all age groups in a discreet and supportive environment. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can support your journey to wellness.


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