Services

12 Week Recovery Program

A customised program developed to help people recover and to enhance their ability to live independently in the community.

24-Hour Residential
Care

A comprehensive program of care for service users enduring mental health difficulties, assisted by professional support workers 24/7.

Online
Life Coaching

BAC Life Coaches are instantly available via video calling. Through online support and guidance, life coaches help you define and achieve your personal goals.

Online
Therapy

Licensed therapists provide professional mental health counseling services online. Therapy sessions are conducted from the privacy of your home, or anywhere else that you feel safe.

Why Choose BAC Supported
Living Accommodation?

Premises

Newly refurbished Beecholme care home welcomes male adults between 18 and 65 years of age and benefits of 13 en-suite bedrooms. Professional care staff is available on site to support service users 24/7.

Safe & Secure Environment

The residential care home provides a Safe environment. Regularly inspected to comply with the high standards set by the Care Quality Commission, BAC is proud to achieve these mandatory high expectations.

Workshops & Educational Programs

Residents work together with their key workers to establish interests and hobbies that are beneficial for a successful recovery. All service users are encouraged to attend group or individual programs to regain lost abilities or develop new skills.

Comfortable & Personal Experience

Upon admission, service users will be given extra support during their settling in period. Within the first 7 days, the service user and their assigned key worker will work on a personalised mental health care plan and establish future goals and plans.

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What is
Online Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is a collaborative partnership focused on helping reach your potential by achieving personal goals and dreams, increasing self-development, and building self-confidence. BAC is proud to offer Life Coaching in Surrey and beyond with Online Coaching.

The approach is similar to that of a coach who is developing an athlete to achieve victory in their sport — a Life Coach provides a framework for personal growth and follows that with a disciplined program to pursue and achieve established goals.

Provides clarity and directions
Guide to setting and achieving your goals
Unbiased support and feedback
Someone to hold you accountable
Flexibility and freedom

What is
Online Therapy?

Therapy is the process of working with a licensed therapist to develop positive thinking and coping skills and treat mental health issues such as mental illness and trauma.

Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, e-counselling, involves providing mental health services and support over the internet.

Mental health professionals who guide e-therapy sessions are usually psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed counsellors or social workers. If you’re looking for a therapist in Surrey whom you can consult online, please take a look at our therapists and counsellors.

Affordability
Accessibility
Increase perception of anonymity
Convenient
Ease of contact

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MENTAL HEALTH AND BAME: HOW CAN WE IMPROVE ACCESS TO CARE?
Mental health and BAME In England and Wales, nearly a fifth of individuals come from a BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) background. When it comes to wellbeing, the mental health of BAME communities is vital because people from these communities frequently face individual and societal challenges which will affect access to healthcare and overall mental and physical health. It is important to note that BAME is a term that covers a wide range of people with a very diverse range of needs. Different ethnic groups have different experiences of psychological issues that reflect their culture and context. Data collected on the mental and physical wellbeing of minority ethnic groups can often be subject to small sample sizes, meaning our ability to grasp a fair representation of the problem is sometimes limited. For instance, there may be a small number of people from a certain ethnicity group taking part in a research survey. Mental illness affects individuals and communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Individuals and communities can\'t be fully understood without taking into consideration the context, their culture, and other factors such as their age, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and income status. And yet, despite the vast amount of research, awareness outreach programs, and changes in clinical practices, therapy for minority groups is still not widely available.   How can we improve access to care? Competent Care and Culturally Aware When it comes to integrating culturally sensitive care, many training programs in psychology and therapy just overlook the issue. Providers are ill-equipped with information and experience. However, schools, companies, and organisations should provide training and resources on how to better understand and treat potential service users from many different backgrounds and ethnicities. For example, African-Americans are more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Mental health professionals must understand the patient\'s context and culture to provide quality care. What\'s more, when giving culturally competent therapy services, the drop-out rates in patients decreases.   Raise Awareness Mental health affects individuals of all races, cultures, ages, genders, religions and income levels. Awareness and outreach are crucial components to addressing disparities within the counselling profession. A large number of BAME are unaware of the resources and services available to them. Some may seek counselling from church or community leaders, or elder in their family. There\'s nothing wrong with that in itself, but it\'s also important to be able to speak to a professional outside of the community, and therefore to provide information and resources. More programs, like the one created by the Office of Behavioral Health Equity, are being created to make sure quality of care is available to all. If you want to help, begin by educating yourself on issues faced by BAME and support organisations such as Black Lives Matter, read books, listen to podcasts, and so on. Beecholme Adult Care is proud to provide online counselling services to help people lead a happier life. BAC makes therapy and counselling available for all, and affordable, with a free welcome session.
Jul 9, 2020
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How to educate yourself on racial justice
Resources on Racial Justice We’ve seen a lot of people looking for guidance on what they can do to show their solidarity with the black community. For those of us who want to contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement and to end racial violence and injustice, there are plenty of resources to choose from. It is an undue burden on our BIPOC colleagues and friends to teach us about racism and do the mental work for us. There\'s a lot of material out there, from articles and books, interviews and podcasts, documentaries and films, you won\'t be short of options. If you are interested in getting more intentional about deepening anti-racism work, you\'ll find that this is long-term work that requires coming to terms with one\'s own privilege, sitting with discomfort, anger and guilt at times, and using it to support black communities. Listen. Read. Act. Below is a list of resources to get you started on your journey. Article on Racial Justice 97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice Books Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored by Jeffrey Boakye Podcasts Witness History: Witness Black History BBC World Service 1619 (NY Times Podcast) Documentaries Death Of A Black Panther: Fred Hampton 13th (Netflix documentary) by Ava DuVernay And finally, consider highlighting black artists, business people and change makers to use your platform to amplify black voices. In the words of Jeffrey C Alexander in The Drama of Social Life, \"The more attention we can bring and awareness to it is great. It\'s not a color issue, it\'s a people issue. It\'s a citizen issue.\" Photo credits: thanks to Metty @theeastlondonphotographer  
Jul 2, 2020
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Why is racial diversity important?
Let\'s talk about racial diversity Firstly, let’s think of race in two different categories: Genetic/Biological race: everyone knows that we all have a series of physical features and that those seem to be commonly distributed around the world by the ecological region. Anthropologists’ original ideas of race were on these differences and the areas that they represent. Of course, in each of these geographical regions, there are people of other races. At the same time, DNA scientists have demonstrated that the variances between all of us are minute–we share more than 99.1% of our genetic makeup. As Europeans started to colonise the world in the 1450s, they came to categorise people into three or more “racial” groups: Mongoloid, Causasoid, and Negroid were fairly standardized by the early 1800s. However, a further survey in the 18th and 19th centuries shown that this system was too simple to be useful. Race as a social concept: It is true that in many, but not all, physical appearance, cultures do carry with it social connotations that can be either negative or positive. Socially constructed racial distinctions progress over long periods, just as do social insights of family structures, religion, language, or mental or physical challenges. Race as an adverse social construct Judging physical appearance mostly is to exclude, to exploit, to abuse, to discriminate, as in educational systems, banking and housing /mortgage lending, traffic, criminal systems, and medical care. Physical appearance becomes a way of allowing particular groups of people to feel that they are ‘better than’ others who are made to feel ‘less than’ full citizens, that they are the only citizens. The socially constructed race has had misfortune consequences throughout world history. Race as a helpful social idea Note that socially constructed race can be a positive symbol for one group whilst at the same time be a negative symbol for another group. In democratic societies, each group would be seen is as equally valuable and worthy of participation. This is an ideological concept, but such groups are rare, and they offer models to emulate. Race can also be a means of inspiring everyone’s learning process, getting to know different cultures is a way to find out more about the world, it\'s beneficial to personal growth and development. But note that we do not learn from ‘biological’ race, but rather from the likely cultures contained in a particular ‘racial’ organisation. We all learn from each other’s ethnicities.   Diversity Diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements; especially, the inclusion of different types of people, races, or cultures in a group or an organization. A much bigger category that describes connections between groups is that of diversity. Here, as in the other classes, mere presence in a group does not imply that there is real interaction nor identification. We often speak of diversity in situations where U. S. Latino/as, Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and English-speaking Americans interact with each other. But there is much diversity within one ethnic group. For example, this was evidenced by the many societies of Anglo and African Americans that were evacuated by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Urban professionals, day labourers, jazz musicians of African, Anglo American, and Latino/influence, and Haitians-not to mention Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans who are both African Americans and Latino/as. U. S. Latino/as, Asian Americans and American Indians can also be very different from each other based on their national origins, cultural histories, and identities. Diversity can also refer to other classes that divide and unite us like education, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical and mental challenges, rural vs. urban, north and south, national, gender identification, international, and social class. But when firms and governmental and private bodies discuss diversity, they are most often interested in creating mission teams by bringing together people from diverse ethnic and gender groups. These are true whether the team is working on marketing, employment, and retention, even image or design of products and services. They have known for years that their bottom line or their efficiency as a service agency depends on the best conceivable variety of participants, to bring out the best possible choice of ideas and strategies in the shortest amount of time available. If you have been struggling with a lack of racial diversity in your life and want to talk to a professional about it, please speak to one of BAC\'s counsellors.
Jun 24, 2020
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