Mental Health


It is estimated 1 in 6 people in the past week have experienced a common mental health problem.

What is mental health?

Mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health means being able to think, feel and react in ways you need and want to live your life. If you experience poor mental health you might find the ways your frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with.

It is estimated 1 in 6 people in the past week have experienced a common mental health problem. There are common to rare mental health problems currently recognised, some of which could be:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Mental health problems can have a wide range of causes. It’s likely that for many people there is a complicated combination of factors – although different people may be more deeply affected by certain things than others.

Struggling with Mental Health

What can we do?

Hands Free Computing can provide support to those who are struggling and have noticed a negative impact on either searching for a job or on their  current working life.

Sharon Patmore, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Registered HCPC

Sharon Patmore is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with over 25 years experience in supporting people who experience a range of health and disability related difficulties, including mental health.

More recently becoming an instructor for Mental Health First Aid England, she has delivered the 2 Day Mental Health First Aid course and the 1 Day Champions course for a range of organisations independently and as an associate. These include small, medium and large organisations across manufacturing, construction, transport, legal, insurance, media and TV, charity and third sectors. Since the pandemic of COVID 19, she has been designing and delivering a range of mental health and wellbeing sessions for employers and employees.

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