Having had first-hand, family-related, experience of mental health and how it can impact individuals and those closest to them, this has sparked a desire and passion in me to help as many people experiencing a low-severity mental health problem as I can, from all walks of life and all corners of the world.
Treating mental health in its early onset stage can ensure the impact on the patient’s life is greatly reduced, as is the cost to treat that patient. This can save tens of millions of pounds in treatment costs and equally importantly, soften the financial impact for the individual as well.
Having (and enjoying) good basic mental health is part of a necessary wellbeing mix (with good physical health) we all need to live a happy, fulfilled life. But from time to time that balance is tipped by matters both inside and outside of our control. The Circles assessment and treatment platform, alongside our charitable foundation, is there to give users the medical (and financial) help and support they need to tip that balance back in the right direction, to get them back to feeling their better self once again.
As an individual who has experienced mental ill health over a number of years, I know only too well how it can impact your life and my journey to better mental health was littered with obstacles thrown in my way by an over-stretched and under resourced treatment system.
It was this experience that drove my interest and fueled my passion to do something about this ever growing
problem. The statistics are quite frightening and now, more than ever, we need action and not just words.
Circles is all about action! Our platform offers an early-intervention solution which will treat mental health patients quickly and effectively, ensuring they get the support they need before the complexity begins to grow and the cost to treat begins to escalate. This is both good for patients but equally good for those Health Care providers who are tasked with treating these clients.
And with financial limitations excluding lower income groups from receiving immediate assistance through a private channel, Circles has set up a charitable foundation, The M-Path Foundation, to work with partners to provide free, immediate access to treatment for those who find themselves economically disadvantaged.
Circles aims to make a difference, patient by patient, so as many people as possible can gain access to immediate mental health support and care.
If you share an interest in the mental health space please feel free to connect with me and share your views. I’m still learning and always listening. Collaboration is essential if we are going to successfully tackled the impact mental health has on individuals and society at large and if you feel I can help you in any way, please just reach out and ask.