Mental health problems affect a person’s entire sense of wellbeing, from how they feel, think and behave. If you have a history of mental health problems then it is likely you have lived with this trauma for what seems like a lifetime.

The good news is that your condition is highly treatable. Following mental health rehab treatment, the majority of our clients go on to live a happy and successful life.

Ocean Recovery Centre can facilitate for sufferers of mental health conditions. All of our treatment offerings take place in residential settings.

This means clients must be willing to move into a rehabilitation centre for around 14-28 days whilst treatment is undergone. The precise duration of your treatment is determined during a pre-admission assessment.

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Mental Health Problems

Mental health problems vary from common everyday worries up to serious conditions such as eating disorders, clinical depression and psychosis.

The vast majority of people suffering from a mental health condition overcome their condition without the need for professional health. However, some people require assistance in order to return to a healthy state of mind.

Some mental health problems threaten sufferers’ physical as well as mental wellbeing. This includes eating disorders, as well as depression since the latter carries a risk of self-harm and suicide.

Broadly speaking mental health problems are divided into one of two categories depending on the symptoms which clients describe. A ‘neurotic’ mental health condition refers to acute symptoms of common mental experiences such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and panic.

Government statistics reveal around 10% of men and 20% of women will suffer from such a condition during their lifetime. A ‘psychotic’ mental health condition is one that alters a client’s sense of reality. Example psychotic mental health conditions include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis.

Mental Health Care – The Illnesses and Disorders We Treat

At Ocean Recovery Centre, we have treated a number of patients with a variety of illnesses – ranging from minor depression to severe and life-impacting mental health problems.

In our centres, we can facilitate for mental health problems as part of dual-diagnosis – this is because many clients we treat for drug and alcohol addiction also suffer from mental health issues.

Our exceptional team at Ocean Recovery is comprised of professional and highly qualified doctors, therapists, psychologists, and other mental health specialists. Ocean Recovery’s skilled team delivers top-quality treatment for a range of minor and major mental health conditions.

We are situated in Blackpool and could be helping within a short amount of time. It can start with a phone call 01253 847 553.

Here are some of the problems we can help with:


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The most common mental disorder worldwide. Millions of people have struggled with this illness – and millions of others still do. Depression is often belittled and considered a weakness.

However, it is more than that. Depression is not simply someone feeling sad for a while – it’s about being sad constantly.  Anything can trigger depression. A traumatic life event or the loss of employment could send you in a spiral of negative thinking.

Common Signs & Symptoms:

Mild depression can often not be spotted looking in from the outside. It starts with a certain sadness that just does not go away. Some feel lethargic and tired all the time.

One of the main symptoms of depression is the fact that you stop enjoying things you previously enjoyed – such as socialising.  Mild depression could interfere with your work for example as it will lead to you suffering from motivational issues.

Severe depression on the other hand can be a big impact on your life. Many people who suffer from depression are not able to go to work or school, sleeping suffers due to severe depression – and in some cases, you tend to have feelings of worthlessness. Severe depression is simply debilitating and often, it could lead to severe chances of harming yourself.

How It Affects Your Brain:

Depression could be due to a variety of reasons, but they all cause your brain you be depleted in serotonin. Serotonin is a natural chemical that occurs in your brain – and it regulates the happiness levels in your brain. If you’re lacking in it – you will feel a prolonged period of sadness.


Depression luckily is treatable through private mental health care. One way to treat depression is through the use of medication. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhabitors) can help you regulate your serotonin. Therapy can also help.



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Another very common illness under the population is anxiety. Anxiety is often misquoted as just fear or weakness. However, anxiety is not fear or weakness – it is a severely debilitating fear that could be terrifying if people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.

Common Signs & Symptoms:
Anxiety can come in a variety of shapes. That is why it is important that you do make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible – if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Restlessness
  • Sense of dread
  • Feeling constantly “on edge”
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability

These symptoms are very common in other illnesses, but a combination of these symptoms could indicate anxiety.

How it affects your brain:

Anxiety is believed to be an issue within your amygdala. The amygdala structure deep in the brain shaped a bit like an almond, which is believed to be the hub where parts of the brain communicate.

The amygdala primarily processes incoming sensory signals and interprets these messages, it’s good at telling your brain that there is danger or a threat is present.

If the amygdala is stimulated easily it can signal your brain, telling it that something threatening is about to happen; this is thought to contribute to anxiety.


Private mental health care is the best option in that case. Therapy, in order to find ways to cope with threatening behaviour, could be the answer to your anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy could be the right treatment for you. By understanding your behaviour and thinking process – you could make changes in order to learn how to stop anxious feelings.

Click here to find out more about our Anxiety treatment options.

What Happens When My Treatment Begins?

When you enter a rehabilitation centre for private mental health care, you are initially assessed by an experienced member of staff to determine the type of treatment that will be best suited to your individual needs.

They then carry out a full physical and mental examination. If necessary, they will review your medical history and try to diagnose your mental health problem. Diagnosis of your condition is directly attributed to the symptoms you purport to suffer from.

The Treatment Process

Treatment For Mental Health Conditions

Following assessment, mental health clients become subject to a variety of different yet overlapping therapy techniques. These techniques include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and a range of ‘holistic therapies’.

Combined, these treatments aim to tackle the root emotional core of your mental health issues. These typically include traumatic events occurring in your past. Many of these events may need unearthing from your subconscious. This process of ‘unearthing’ is achieved via a regime of group and individual therapy sessions. All of these sessions are therapist-led.

All therapists which we have access to, have have gained many years’ experience in treating mental health problems such as clinical depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD and bipolar disorder.

Your treatment plan is entirely tailored to your specific needs and wishes. We may prescribe anti-depressants or sleeping medication in order to address short-term symptoms of your condition.

Holistic therapies aim to arm you with relaxation and coping skills needed for long-term victory over mental health illness.

Our centres can provide creative therapies for a range of mental health conditions you may be dealing with.

The forms of treatment we have available are carried out by a mental health professional who you will be responsible for assessing the progress of your treatment and whether you require the need for alternative therapies if your progress is stagnant.

Contact Ocean Recovery Centre today!

Do you or a loved one suffer from mental health issues? We can help, call us 01253 847 553.

Nearly everyone goes through a rough patch in life. There are a variety of reasons for someone to feel down. A tragic event in life such as the death of a family member, or comparatively small events that cut deep; anything could trigger your mental health to deteriorate.

Talking about mental health has been a stigma for a long time. In recent years, however, the stigma has become much less and people are able to speak about the issues they’re facing each and every day.

It is important that we now are able to speak about our mental health, because 3 in 10 people in the United Kingdom suffer from some kind of mental health issue, with ranging severity levels.

Finding someone to talk to about your mental health is often very difficult – even more so now due to long waiting times for the NHS service.

However, there is an alternative. At Ocean Recovery Centre, we offer a top-class private mental health care service for you, where we treat a range of mental health problems, illnesses and related issues.

Are you currently suffering from a mental health issue? The place to go for you is certainly Ocean Recovery Centre’s private mental health hospital. Call us today for more information on 01253 847 553.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: February 2, 2024

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Adel Ghaly

    Dr Adel Ghaly - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 22, 2023

    MB BCh, Psychological Medicine (Substance Misuse Psychiatry) from 2002

    Dr Adel Ghaly is a registered Doctor who is a specialist psychiatrist. Dr Ghaly gained an MB BCh in 1982 from Assiut University and has since become a substance misuse specialist and psychiatrist. After gaining his qualification in Psychological Medicine (Substance Misuse Psychiatry) in 2002, Dr Ghaly has worked in hospitals and as a specialist trainer recognised by the GMC.