"Getting up in the morning was a real problem, but its worth getting up here! For the first time in a long time I feel optimistic about life and my future."
Omnia has been about in one guise or another for over 25 years and in that time we have worked with people as they rebuild their lives and manage experiences associated with mental health problems.
The reason people decide to come to Omnia varies but ultimately the goal is the same:
• to make sense of a diagnosis or difficult mental health experiences • take stock and then work out what to do next • start to rebuild a life that feels good and then move on
We understand that moving to somewhere new, particularly when you’re not feeling great, can be daunting to say the least. This leaflet will outline the key things you need to know but if you’ve got a question you can ask myself or any of the team at Omnia.
Somethings you need to know
Omnia is home to 15 people at any one time and with everyone at different places in their recovery, it’s important that we can work together so everyone feels welcome and safe.
Before you consider coming to Omnia, you may want to think about the following:
• You may need to contribute some money towards the cost of your stay. If you are in any doubt please talk to your Social Worker. We will also do our best to help you sort this out
• We will spend time with you, explore your ideas and support your decisions
• We will support you to engage with life at Omnia, including groups, social activities and other opportunities.You will be able to pick and choose what you do but you will be expected to get involved
• As this is a residential setting and there are health and safety considerations, we will need to check rooms, usually once a week. We will keep this brief but may need you to help us by keeping your space clean.
• You won’t be able to drink or use non-prescribed medication or drugs at Omnia. We understand this can be difficult for a number of reasons, so we will work with you if you think this is a deal breaker. We have outdoor smoking areas, which you can use 24/7.
If you want to talk about any of this you can call us on 01603 435621, bring it up at your assessment meeting or talk to a member of staff when you come and visit. We find most questions can be sorted out quickly so you can make the decision that works for you.