Mental health wellbeing
Patients over 16 years can now self refer for talking therapies (counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy). They can help people experiencing emotional difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, worry, low mood, insomnia and stress. They also provide help and support for carers, those who may need support through pregnancy or the postnatal period, as well as people living with a long term physical health condition.
0300 777 0707
Of course, please also book an appointment with one of our doctors for any advice, guidance and support.
If you feel Coronavirus is affecting your mental health, please see links below for help:
If you feel you need more support, you can self refer to the Wellbeing team:
https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/services/community-services/wellbeing-service/ or call them on 0300 777 0707
If you need support around a child or young person's emotional wellbeing, learning or development, contact ContactLine on 01992 588574
Or visit https://youngminds.org.uk/
Or find more support here: Coronavirus Support for young people and their families
For domestic abuse support during the coronavirus pandemic: http://www.safelives.org.uk/
Teenage mental health
We know that it can be difficult to talk to people when you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health. Please click on the link below:
Other useful resources:
Childrens' wellbeing practitioners: 01992 556405/ 0300 123 4043
Youthtalk counselling 01727 868684
Apps for children and young people
Big White Wall
Support for victims of abuse/ for those with concern about others
https://www.hertsdomesticabusehelpline.org/ 088 088 088
National Domestic Violence Helpline https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ 0808 2000 247
https://www.childline.org.uk/ 0800 1111
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