Mental Health

Caring for patients with Mental Health conditions

Maybush Medical Centre recognises the importance and value of investing in specialist mental health support as part of the care we offer to patients.

All of us can experience problems with our mental health at times. This can include anxiety, depression, and emotional difficulties, amongst other things. This can be triggered by life stresses, relationships, and bereavement’s etc. Around 40% of GP appointments now involve mental health conditions (Mind 2018). Should you require support for your mental health, or if you wish to be referred for our in house counselling service, you can make an appointment through our Reception. We can offer urgent appointments if you feel you are in crisis or in acute distress needing same day care.

Local Support Services

Are you having suicidal thoughts?

If you are feeling very distressed, it’s important to know that you are not alone. Talking to someone can help you see beyond how you are feeling right now. You could try talking to a family member or friend, or if this doesn’t feel right, there are people who want to talk to you and help:

  • Talk to the Samaritans on 116 123 (freephone, open 24 hours per day) if you need someone to listen at any time of the day or night
  • Call 111 (freephone, 24 hours a day) – a trained adviser will ask you questions and immediately direct you to the best service to support your needs

Low Mood? Anxiety? Depression? Mental Health Problems?

1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year, sometimes when faced with mental health problems it can be hard to find the right help. You may be advised to, or wish to consider self -referring to Turning Point Wakefield, who offer Talking Therapies (IAPT) to those struggling with psychological difficulties. You can self-refer by ringing 01924 234 860 any time between 8.00am and 8.00pm  Monday to Thursday, Friday 8.00pm-4.00pm, 9.00am and 4.00pm on Saturday, 10.00am and 4.30pm on Sunday or by visiting Turning Point Wakefield

Helpful Resources

  • Papyrus can provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK.0800 068 4141
  • Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:- by calling 0800 1111- by email (sign into website)- through 1-2-1 counsellor chat

NHS Apps

Nhs Digital have created a library of useful health apps. We have put together some that will be useful with this condition.

  • COVE Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking. For more info click here.
  • Chill Panda Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries. For more info click here.
  • BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue. Click here for more info.
  • SilverCloud is an online course to help people manage stress, anxiety and depression. You work through a series of topics selected by a therapist to address specific needs. The eight-week course is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace. Click here for more info.
  • Stress & Anxiety Companion helps you handle stress and anxiety on-the-go. Tools like breathing exercises, relaxing music and games are designed to calm the mind. The app helps you change negative thoughts to help you better cope with life’s ups and downs. For more info click here.
  • Catch It Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing. Click here for more info.
  • Big White Wall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals.  You can talk anonymously to other members and take part in group or one-to-one therapy with therapists. For more info click here.
  • Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected. Click here for more info.
  • Rally Round is a free and secure online tool that allows parents, other family members, friends and carers to organise support for a child with an illness or challenging behaviour. Features like the to-do list, the noticeboard, and email and text notifications keep everyone in the loop. For more info click here.
  • Cypher (formerly Silent Secret) is an anonymous peer-to-peer social network. It is a space to share your feelings and secrets, give and receive support, and connect to other support organisations. Click here for more info.
  • Be Mindful The Be Mindful course is an easy-to-follow web-based training programme that guides you through all the elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Follow this link.
  • Insight timer A free app that can be used to help with anxiety, stress and sleep issues.