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ADVICE & GUIDANCE

Mental Health

We care about your mental health. 

You might want to talk to your GP or practice nurse if you're:

  • worrying more than usual
  • finding it hard to enjoy life
  • not sleeping or find that your mental state is affecting your physical health in any way
  • having thoughts and feeling that are difficult to cope with, and that are having an impact on your day-to-day life.

It's always OK to ask for help. Be honest and open, explain how you feel and use words that feel natural to you. Our clinical team are here to support you.

Solent Mind  

Mind have produced guidance to help you find the words to talk to your GP about mental health, please download below.

Find the Words - talk to your GP about mental health

There is also a wealth of information, support and guidance on Solent Mind's website.

 

italk

Alternatively, italk offer a free, confidential NHS service to people aged 18 or over in the West Hampshire area.

Find out more on their website

Self-refer yourself for help and support here.

Steps to Wellbeing

Alternatively, if you live in the Southampton area Steps to Wellbeing offer a free, confidential NHS service to people aged 18 or over in the Southampton area.

Find out more on their website.

Self-refer yourself for help and support here.


SHL

Southampton Healthy living are available to help you make lifestyle changes:

  • lose weight
  • stop smoking
  • get active
  • reduce your alcohol intake

They have a range of support and information available on their website.


Bereavement Care

Grief is a natural process, and most people will cope with help and support from family and friends.

For those who need additional specialist help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

They also have a wealth of advice and support available on their website.

Alternatively, visit the NHS bereavement website.


AS

The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.

A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.

If you are concerned about yourself, or someone you know please book an appointment to see a GP.

The Alzheimer's Society also offer information and support to those affected, please visit their website.

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