May 2020 - New Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Service
The Primary Care Mental Health Liaison service based within your GP practice is still working and ready to help GPs and their patients find solutions for mental health problems. We know that getting through on the phone can sometimes be difficult, so if you want us to book you an appointment for a call back from a mental health practitioner, then please email Cavmentalhealth.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to book you in.
You will be asked for your name, date of birth and address and preferred telephone number, as well as the name of your usual surgery and a brief account of the nature of your problem (e.g. anxiety) . We need this information from you to make sure that we can link in properly with your GP. This is a secure email address and any case notes will be entered into your usual GP case notes. Your email address will not be stored or used for any other purpose
Dr Pink's downloadable leaflet of local Mental Health Resources and Self Help (not just for depression):- Depression leaflet.pdf Depression leaflet.docx
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Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
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. It appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.
Want more details? See How common are Mental Health Problems?
There are many different kinds of Mental Health Problems. The following links will take you to sites where you can find answers to specific questions or just get a general overview.
Stepiau is a website from the Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Services, which provides information about local services, self help and open access courses
Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has leaflets you can download or view online and gives detailed professional information about all aspects of mental health and its treatment.
The Mental Health Foundation funds research and provides information on all types of mental illness. It has a user-friendly style
Mind is a campaigning and support organisation on behalf of mental health service users. Their website is particularly easy to read and gives the patient's point of view.
SANE is a research and campaigning charity focusing particularly on severe and chronic mental illness
BLURT is a support site for people with Depression.
BEAT for eating disorders
Platform (used to be known as gofal)
The Alzheimer Society funds research and provides support for people with dementia and their carers.