Mental Health support
Urgent/Same-day Mental Health appointments
Westrop Medical Practice may be able to offer you an appointment to see or speak to a doctor or mental health nurse quickly if you need urgent support for your mental health and cannot wait for a routine appointment. These appointments are called Urgent or same-day appointments. This type of appointment is defined as needing urgent support for your mental health, which is not life threatening and you feel able to keep yourself safe.
Routine Mental Health appointments
Routine appointments are defined as non-urgent; these can be booked several weeks in advance. A routine appointment can be booked to discuss non urgent mental health concerns, review newly prescribed medication and review longer term mental health conditions and medication as required.
During your appointment, the doctor or mental health nurse may:
- ask about your moods, thoughts, behaviours, and any recent events that have contributed to your current situation.
- provide information and advice about other local services you can contact yourself for further support and advice.
- review, prescribe or adjust medication which may help you cope with symptoms or reduce side effects that you may be experiencing.
- refer you to specialist mental health teams for further assessment.
Out of hours emergency numbers
AWP 24-hour support – Telephone: 0800 953 1919
The AWP Mental Health 24/7 Response Line is a dedicated telephone line for anyone who may be worried about their own or someone else’s mental health. The telephone line offers support for adults and children in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you or your loved one feels unsafe, at risk, or unable to cope without professional advice, dedicated staff will ensure that you are directed to the team best able to meet your needs.
- Samaritans on 116 123 (available 24/7)
- text SHOUT on 85258 (available 24/7)
Therapy/Counselling options (self referral)
Our aim is to help people access support for a range of common mental health problems.
Tel 01793 836836 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm excluding public holidays.
Our aims are to help address issues such as mental, psychological, and emotional health: loneliness and isolation: increase self-esteem, encourage an active lifestyle: and to help promote positive change.
Tel 01793 695405
Community support services
Provides mental health support, advice and services, tel 01793 432031
Wellbeing support – self referral https://www.sgmind.org.uk/
MIND LINE – A confidential listening service, Tel 01793 547150 Mon to Fri 9am-4pm
Self-Harmony – 1:1 confidential and non-judgemental counselling service in a safe environment for people who self-harm and self-injure. https://www.sgmind.org.uk/self-harmony/
The Junction is open 365 days a year 4-11pm. Referrals accepted from adults 16+ and could be useful for individuals who are struggling with poor mental health, suicidal Ideations or experiencing emotional distress, feeling overwhelmed or hopeless. You can self-refer into The Junction service by accessing the link on the website https://www.sgmind.org.uk/the-junction and completing the form, or by calling 01793 286506.
APPs/Websites you may find useful to support your mental health
Help to manage SLEEP
Help to manage PANIC ATTACKS
Help to manage STRESS