Mental health problems are common and affect 1 in 4 adults at some time in their life so if you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts or other issues, you’re not alone.
What can my GP do?
As well as being a listening ear, your GP can signpost you to useful resources, consider with you whether a sick-note or medication might be helpful and talk you through your options.
In a crisis?
If you or someone you are concerned about is in an emotional or mental health crisis that requires an urgent response then either:
- Contact your GP and explain the problem
- Phone NHS on 111
- Call the Samaritans – 116 123 (free). This line is open 24 hours a day and you can also contact them by text on 07725 909090.
- NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Young Minds
- Give us a Shout
- Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
- Depression UK: Self help organisation that aims to support everyone affected by depression.
- Bereavement Advice Centre
- Happymaps: is a locally developed website for parents and professionals with reliable up to date resources on emotional health for all ages from babies to young adults. It will give you access to websites, books, videos, support groups and apps for mental health problems affecting children and teenagers.