MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AT THE SURGERY
Stressed, anxious, depressed?
The practice have a team of Mental Health Practitioners who are able to provide patients with support when going through a difficult period in their life.
If you are feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or feel you are unable to cope please ask a member of the appointment team for a IAPT leaflet so you can arrange an appointment.
Wiltshire IAPT service (formally LIFT) leaflet PDF click here
Wilthshire IAPT service information for people who want to opt in to the service click here
At the surgery we are constantly looking at ways to improve our service for all our patients but we are particularly aware of the need to support those with mental health conditions, an area which hasn’t necessarily been well supported in recent years. As a practice we are always assessing individual needs and building resources to enable us to refer you to the appropriate service.
We have a number of leaflets to give you which will help direct you to find the right support. We can offer exercise on prescription and books on prescription.
Also, please click here for a list of useful contact numbers.
Computer cognitive behavioural therapy is also available, currently through MIND in Trowbridge.
END OF LIFE/BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
The Practice has received a very kind donation from one of our patients who has supplied numerous copies of the book 'With the end in mind' by Dr Kathryn Mannix.
The patient describes this book as a "very challenging but instructive read" and feels Practice staff and other patients will benefit from reading these short stories to help gain an insight into palliative care/end of life but may also support family members going through this difficult time.
To pick up a Practice copy of this book to read please speak to reception.
We would like to thank this patient for such a thoughtful and generous donation to the Practice. We hope that this book will be well used not only as an important resource for staff training but also a helpful aid to our patients.
WHAT IS WORRYING YOU?
These websites can give you information about common mental health problems, how to cope with your feelings and where to get support.
Please click here
Affordable counselling for everyone
You have visited the surgery today because you are feeling depressed, anxious or both. You have taken an important step forward. Your doctor has assessed this with you and you have both made the following plan and you have been given self-help information. It is important for your recovery that you do what is set out in this plan and that you use the information provided.
For more information please click here Telephone: 01225 330096
Address: The Crypt, St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5JL
IAPT Service and Access for Patients to Silvercloud online CBT Facility
SilverCloud offer effective online programmes for anxiety and depression which can be tailored to individuals in an all online learning environment. The content is designed to be motivational, easy to use and interactive supporting the user to learn about and develop evidence based CBT techniques for a variety of common mental health problems . It offers flexible learning and is supported by The Wiltshire IAPT service both online and by telephone from an allocated supporter. Users can access the programme at any time as they work through the modules at their own pace and they are able to build a ‘tool box’ of techniques which they can access on line for up to a year.
Appropriate for people experiencing mild-moderate depression and/or anxiety as the primary problem who are over 16 years of age. Following initial assessment by an IAPT practitioner the individual programme will be set up and overseen and supported by the service. Access can be via the web or by downloading an app to a smartphone or tablet (android or ios).
FREE Mental Health courses
LIFT/IAPT Psychology offer FREE Psycho-Educational Courses to anyone who is registered with a GP practice in Wiltshire or Swindon. Please click here to read a leaflet detailing full information (PDF format) or click here to be taken to their website.
Richmond Fellowship (RF) Wiltshire & Swindon Employment Service
RF is a specialist provider of mental health services, and one of the biggest voluntary sector providers of mental health care in England, working with 6,000 people.
RF helps people with mental health problems to look and apply for paid work or other job related opportunities i.e. voluntary work or training. For those in employment RF can provide assistance on managing workplace stress and staying in work.
To find out more about this service, please click here to be taken to their website.
RF Swindon and Wiltshire Employment Service - 01793 433 571
Jo Woodsford is the RF Employment Advisor for Trowbridge, Melksham and Bradford on Avon area.
Meetings are by appointment only and last up to 1 hour.
Help will be provided for your return to employment, identifying your goal and needs. This can be voluntary work, training courses or paid employment.
Interested? PLease contact us direct or ask your health professinal to complete a referral form with you.
Health Trainer Initiative
Are you over 18? Do you want to?
- Improve your general well being
- build your self confidence and motivation
- eat healthier food and be a healthy weight
- reduce or stop smoking
- be more active
- drink less alcohol
A dedicated health trainer can assist you every step of the way in achieving and maintaining your goals. They can also help you find other services and activities.
Alternatively please click here to view self referral form
Or call: 0300 003 4566
How common are mental health problems?
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
Are mental health problems increasing?
The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope.
Different types of mental health problem
Every seven years a survey is done in England to measure the number of people who have different types of mental health problem each year. It was last published in 2009 and reported these figures:
2.6 in 100 people
4.7 in 100 people
Mixed anxiety and depression
9.7 in 100 people
2.6 in 100 people
1.3 in 100 people
1.2 in 100 people
Post traumatic stress disorder
3.0 in 100 people
1.6 in 100 people
Data taken from the MIND website
Cruse Bereavement Care
Child Bereavement Trust
The WAY Foundation
National Association for Mental Health (MIND)
Mental Health Foundation
National Associate for Mental Health (MIND)
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Time to Change
08457 90 90 90
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
Seasonal Affective Disorder Association
SLEEP PROBLEMS (INSOMNIA)
How to get a Good Nights Sleep
Stress Management Association