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Mental Health

Mental Health Support

Get help with mental health in the calming natural surroundings of Delamere forest

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“Delamere focuses on equipping you with the tools to love sobriety and understand what led to the addiction in the first place which really helped me grow.” Delamere Guest, 2021

Holistic approach to recovery

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

Private luxury accommodation

What is mental health?

The number of people with mental health problems is rising. Today, over 1 billion people are living with a mental, neurological or substance use disorder. Yet, whether it’s through stigma, legislation or lack of access to quality care, mental health continues to be one of the most neglected areas of public health (1). At Delamere, we want to increase the general understanding of mental health problems and their causes so that everyone can get the mental health treatment they need.

Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act in everyday life. Someone might be genetically disposed to having mental health issues or it could be triggered by psychological, social or environmental factors. These external pressures can build up and manifest in mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders and eating disorders.

The holistic therapists at Delamere can help you understand the root of your mental health problems and develop healthy coping strategies to get your physical and mental wellbeing back on track. Our transformative and tranquil setting beside Delamere forest is a million miles away from your typical mental health facility. You will be able to escape and fully rejuvenate on a bespoke wellness programme involving one-to-one counselling, group therapy, and trauma therapy sessions delivered by your own personal care team.

If you need help with mental health, contact our team today and learn more about the different programmes we offer here at Delamere. Book a consultation

See how a stay at Delamere can give you the time, space and tools needed to grow beyond your addiction. Book a consultation

Signs and symptoms of poor mental health

Mental illness often goes undiagnosed. Everyone has ups and downs, so it isn’t always easy to spot the difference between a low mood and a mental health disorder. It’s important to recognise the signs in yourself, or someone you care about, to get a proper diagnosis and find the right, professional mental health treatment. Here are some common indications of mental health problems.

Feeling anxious or depressed

It’s normal to have days where you feel anxious or worried about something but, if it’s happening more often than not, you may be suffering from a mental health disorder. Symptoms such as heart palpitations, headaches, restlessness and insomnia can indicate you aren’t coping with anxiety and need help. Depression can be another sign of mental health problems. If you’ve been feeling despondent and disconnected from life for a while it’s worth asking Delamere about mental health treatments that could help.
Lack of appetite and trouble sleeping
Busy minds, stress and substance abuse can make it difficult to fall off to sleep and also affect the quality of our sleep. When sleeping patterns are permanently disrupted over a long period of time, this can have a negative impact on mental health. Mental health disorders and appetite are also very closely linked. While people suffering with depression may lose the will to eat, people with eating disorders can end up feeling depressed due to changes in brain chemistry. If you’re struggling with lack of sleep or appetite, speak to our mental health professionals at Delamere.

Withdrawing from social situations

When you’re struggling with your mental health it can be difficult to face people. You may find that you’ve lost interest in things you used to love doing, or just don’t want to be in social situations anymore. When this starts becoming a regular occurrence it’s time to seek mental health treatment. Having a social network, and other people you can lean on, is an important part of your recovery. At Delamere, we encourage our guests to talk openly with others in group therapy and build relationships that can support them in their life beyond treatment.

Drug and alcohol abuse

Turning to substance abuse is common for someone suffering with mental health problems. You may notice someone is drinking more alcohol than usual or taking drugs or prescription painkillers to get through the day. What starts as a means of ‘taking the edge off’ can soon become a physical and mental need. This can sadly very easily turn into alcohol addiction or drug addiction without effective mental health treatment.

Mental health problems can start for all sorts of reasons such as trauma or abuse, substance use, social reasons or financial pressures. The Delamere approach is about getting to the source of the problem and finding the best way for you to overcome your challenges.

Mood swings and psychological problems

If you notice that someone is becoming quick to anger, shouting at people or overreacting at the slightest thing, it could be a sign of mental health problems. Everyone has off days, but extreme mood swings can indicate bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses, such as personality disorders. If you are worried about serious changes in your behaviour or in someone you know, get in touch with the therapists at Delamere for confidential advice.

The Delamere approach to mental health treatment

If you recognise any of the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in yourself or others, it’s important that you get professional help. While there are many things you can do in general to improve your mental well-being, such as being physically active, sleeping well, drinking less alcohol or eating a nutritious diet, sometimes people need a little extra help with mental health.

Our highly trained staff at Delamere uses a range of psychotherapies including one-to-one counselling, group therapy and trauma therapy, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, to encourage you to talk about your problems and develop healthier thought patterns. We find that somatic healing experiences, such as meditation, grounding techniques and breathwork also play a crucial role in helping people to relax and overcome mental health problems.

We are person-centric – looking at all aspects of your life to support the healing process. During our mental health treatment programmes at Delamere we will help you stop harmful thoughts, start to develop coping mechanisms and grow beyond your mental health problems.

Stop. Start. Grow

Our Stop Start Grow model is a refreshing approach to treatment and is what makes recovery at Delamere different. Our goal is always to give you the mindset and tools to grow beyond addiction and live life on your terms once you leave us.


Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
any distractions

A day at Delamere


Spend time with our therapists to discover what led you to this behaviour in the first place

Delamere treatment model


Set healthy boundaries,
exciting new goals and prepare for
life after Delamere


Our core elements of treatment

We believe that mental health problems – whether emotional, psychological or social – all have to come from somewhere. Rather than adhering to the conventional step-based programmes, we look at underlying factors that drive your behaviour. Only by recognising how you arrived at this point can you begin to positively shape your future.


Stopping the cycle of mental health problems safely and comfortably


Healing whatever
pain is causing
the behaviour


Instilling tools to help facilitate change and encourage continued growth

Why choose Delamere?

Holistic approach to recovery

Discreet location

Luxury ensuite accommodation

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

On-site gym & health studio

Business & family lounges

Free collection service

“My own journey through addiction was the inspiration for Delamere. We provide exemplary care in first-class facilities, focusing on creating lasting outcomes for our guests and their families. Helping them not just overcome their addiction, but grow beyond it.”

Martin Preston, Founder & CEO at Delamere

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Know someone who needs help with mental health?

If a friend, family member or work colleague is struggling with their mental health, it’s important they get help.

Our admissions team is on hand 24/7 to help answer any questions about our therapeutic programmes and make sure your loved one gets the support they need.

Call the team today on 0330 111 2015 to discuss the different options available.