Mental Health Rehab - Rehab Guide

Mental Health Rehab

Mental Health Rehab

Rehab for mental health is a safe, supportive space for various issues. We can find the right rehab for a specific mental health disorder or compulsion. Knowing the best clinic for a particular problem can be hard, so our expert team can advise you on the best next steps.

How Does Mental Health Rehab Treatment Work?

Mental health rehab is an option for people who find they can no longer cope with the issues in their daily lives and need respite.

This type of residential care allows you to rest and focus on getting better in a place where you are safe and supervised by medical professionals. The rehab doctor will be able to observe your reaction to any medication and tailor prescriptions to meet your needs best.

You can also access daily support groups, therapy and activities designed to improve your physical and mental well-being.

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5 Steps for Mental Health Rehabilitation

There are five key steps when recovering from a mental health issue. These are similar to some of the 12 steps used in addiction rehab but without those that include substance abuse.

  1. Accept you cannot stop a mental illness alone. There is no mind over matter but a medical condition which needs addressing.
  2. Find the help you seek from a mental health rehab that suits your needs.
  3. Get a diagnosis from a mental health professional.
  4. Create and follow a treatment plan with your counsellors and doctor.
  5. Adapt and use your treatment plan to help you recover and find ways to manage your mental health issue.

Below are some locations where we can offer mental health rehab and examples of the centres we work with.

Rehab in Liverpool

Rehab in Northwich

Rehab Runcorn

Rehab Surrey

What Problems Can Mental Health Rehab Help?

Depression & Anxiety


The WHO (world health organization) estimates that over 280 million people are living with depression, making it one of the world’s most common mental health disorders. Symptoms include low mood, lack of enjoyment and little interest in general activities and life. These are also associated with a lack of energy, motivation and suicidal ideation.

Depression is persistent and hard to recover from, whether biological or situational. The reasons for depression are not always entirely clear, making testing out different treatments in depression rehab very helpful. For example, if a medication isn’t helping, you can change to another easily and quickly. You can explore other avenues where one type of counselling or group therapy shows no improvement.

If your depression is caused by something in your circumstances or social network, stepping away may relieve this and allow you to reconsider life changes.


Often in combination with depression, they affect similar parts of the brain, and anxiety can be crippling. Pressure may start as situational and progress to biological or originate as a physical issue due to hormones or body changes.

This means mental health rehab for anxiety provides an ongoing treatment program. Your counsellors and doctor will adjust medication and therapy best suit your condition. The environment will be as calm and reassuring as possible. This time free from stressors and outside influences, can relieve those with anxiety.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can have a range of causes at their root and manifest in many ways. There will often be other mental health and physical issues alongside an eating disorder. These often include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Food Addiction
  • Binge Eating and Drinking

Eating disorder rehab can be inpatient or outpatient and consists of crucial steps.

Recovery in a mental health rehab where you are supervised, kept safe, and well can be a lifesaving experience.

Those with eating disorders often struggle with anorexia or bulimia, which can cause damage to your body and leave you feeling weak and vulnerable. Inpatient rehab offers protection and medical assistance during your stay.


A response more than a mental health condition, stress can nevertheless lead to a long list of mental health problems. Focus in small doses can be helpful as a reaction to pressure or danger. Prolonged stress, however, can lead to depression, anxiety, anger problems and physical deterioration.

Strangely enough, despite the damage and pain it causes, many people are addicted to stress. The chemicals it releases are similar to those that come from addictive drugs. Repeated highs of adrenaline, cortisol and dopamine can leave you addicted to the ‘buzz’ of stressful high-stakes situations.

Whether you are addicted to stress or aware of the pain and damage it is doing to your mind and body, a break is essential.

As with other kinds of addiction, rehab for stress removes temptation by keeping you away from external stressors allowing you time to rest and reflect on the causes of your chronic stress.

Therapy and role-playing in groups can be beneficial to people with stress. Learning to deal with and reduce problematic situations is essential in managing future stressors. One-to-one therapy allows you to explore the reasons for your anxiety and any past and present contributors to these issues.

Compulsive Disorders

Several mental health issues fall under the umbrella term of compulsive disorders. These are usually behaviours that you feel you cannot stop. Typical examples are gambling and sex addiction, which are highly destructive behaviours that may benefit from a period spent in rehab.

Reduced temptation and not having access to what you are compelled to do is a great break to help you understand and break the cycle. Also, intensive therapy and counselling can uncover the reasons for these behaviours and any co-occurring mental health disorders caused or brought on by them.

Rehab for Gambling Addiction

Addressing the reasons for your gambling addiction in rehab is essential. This means group and individual therapy, lifestyle training, and family sessions. Given the financial burden of gambling addiction, a period spent in a clinic where you are not allowed to gamble and may have internet restrictions can provide a much-needed break. Rehab also protects you from continuing your gambling habit and the dangers and criminal behaviour associated with this addiction.

Rehab for Sex Addiction

Going to rehab for sex addiction offers several benefits. You can access residential care and therapy with frequent group and individual sessions and counselling. Getting to the heart of your sex addiction and building a new routine to protect yourself and others can start you on the road to recovery. Single-gender and religious rehabs are available to help reduce the temptation for people with sex addiction. Rehabs can also offer a dual diagnosis as those with sex addiction often struggle with drug and alcohol addiction or issues with chemsex.

Rehab for Food Addiction

Rehab for food addiction provides mental health support, counselling and group therapy to help you understand your problem better. You will also role-play situations to help train in better reactions and how to avoid triggers. Residential care also means that you are in an environment where temptation is lesser, your meals are made for you, and you are less likely to binge on food.

Getting Mental Health Rehab

Private mental health rehab can offer a more comfortable and controlled environment for your recovery. We can provide a selection for CQC (care quality commission) approved private rehabs for you or a loved one needing urgent care for a mental health problem.

This offers a safe and private environment for them to recover and make the necessary changes to improve their body and mind.

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