Rehabilitation is focused not on complete cure or denial of mental health problems but rather on the process by which people can learn to live with their difficulties and feel assured enough - with appropriate strategies and resources in place - to make steps towards feeling and being more able. For some this may involve major changes quite quickly, while for others this can be a very gentle and gradual process.
As with all our personal journeys, any process of change and development stems from within the individual. Again, as with all of us, there are resources and individuals that we need in our lives for this to happen. Crossways aims to provide such resources that are needed for the resident to be able to manage more of their life, be valued for who they are and take careful, well thought-out steps that will not put them at a high level of risk.
Symptoms of mental disorder, the need for medication and professional interventions and other coping tools may persist but this does not have to prevent people from rebuilding their lives and their self-esteem.
Crossways provides many opportunities for people to become as involved as they wish in the day-to-day living - preparing for Christmas or Easter, summer/bank holiday activities and gardening. There are groups for many things - gardening, creative arts, music, exercise and relaxation and so on.
Recognising potential, encouraging independence, achieving self worth
Crossways Provides Mental Health Training for Schools. If you know a primary or secondary school in West Kent which could benefit please email our CEO.
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