Mental Health

Prescriptions

To request a continuation of your Mental Health medication, please email us on the following address.

pccg.unicitymedicalcentre@nhs.net

Please click on the link below to download and complete Part 1, if you feel your mood is not  stable please also complete parts 2 and 3.

Please then attach them to your email and include 'Mental health medication request' in your subject heading. 

This email account is checked daily.

 

Please click below for form:

Medication Request Form.docx

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Are you or someone you know experiencing a crisis and need urgent mental health support? Call 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.

Our NHS 111 mental health triage service provides advice, support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Mental Health Triage Team has a wide range of skills, including on the phone brief psychological support and has access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support to people in their time of need.

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 999.

Click here for advice on Self Harm issues

Where can you go for help?

We are part of Brunel PCN (Primary Care Network)  they had many health topic blogs for help and advice.  Link for anxiety and depression self help advice.  Anxiety And Depression (gpweb.org.uk)

Anxiety UK - 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm) www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK - A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

CALM - CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight). Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Men's Health Forum - 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email. Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation -Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind - Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk   and Loneliness - Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

No Panic - Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge. Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Drinkline -A free confidential helpline for people worried about their own or someone else's drinking. Phone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm)

SMART Recovery UK - SMART Recovery UK face-to-face and online groups help people decide whether they have a problem with alcohol and drugs, build up their motivation to change, and offer a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery. Phone: 0330 053 6022 for general enquiries about SMART Recovery UK (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday). Website: https://smartrecovery.org.uk/

Cruse Bereavement Care - Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Cocaine Anonymous - A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0800 612 0225 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Website: https://cocaineanonymous.org.uk/

Marijuana Anonymous -A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves stopping using marijuana with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups. Phone: 0300 124 0373 (callback service). Website: http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org.uk/

Relate - The UK's largest provider of relationship support. Website: www.relate.org.uk

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Top Tips to Improve your mental wellbeing

There are little things we can all do to take care of our mental wellbeing.

Just like our physical health, it is important to look after our mental health. This can help us to learn new ways to cope with life’s challenges and lead happier, healthier lives.

Simple changes can make a big difference – try the following ideas to see what could help improve your mental health:

1. Being aware of unhelpful thoughts Learn to ask yourself whether your thoughts are helpful or not? Is there a different way to see the situation? What would you say to a friend in a similar situation?

2. Focus on now Take time to focus on the present rather than worry about the past or the future. For a few moments of calm, just sit and focus on your breathing and surroundings.

3. Getting enough rest Make sure you have enough down time before bed and a good sleep routine with a regular bedtime and wake up time.

4. Connecting with others Make time for socialising with friends and family or online communities where you are able to talk about the way you feel.

5. Living a healthy lifestyle Eating well and getting enough exercise for your physical health can help to boost your mental wellbeing too.

6. Do something for yourself Have some ‘me time’ by spending regular time on the things that make you happy, whether that’s a hobby, trying something new or relaxing.

If you or someone you trust has a smart phone or computer and can access the internet, you can find more tips and information on caring for your mental health and find what works for you. You can also get access to the internet at most local libraries.

Visit: www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters

Better Health – Every Mind Matters

Information from the NHS.

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ADHD / Autism Information

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.

Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help relieve the symptoms and make the condition much less of a problem in day-to-day life.

If you're an adult living with ADHD, you may find the following advice useful:

  • if you find it hard to stay organised, then make lists, keep diaries, stick up reminders and set aside some time to plan what you need to do
  • let off steam by exercising regularly
  • find ways to help you relax, such as listening to music or learning breathing exercises for stress
  • if you have a job, speak to your employer about your condition, and discuss anything they can do to help you work better
  • if you're at college or university, ask about what adjustments can be made to support you, such as extra time to complete exams and coursework
  • talk to a doctor about your suitability to drive, as you'll need to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if your ADHD affects your driving
  • contact or join a local or national support group – these organisations can put you in touch with other people in a similar situation, and can be a good source of support, information and advice

Read about living with ADHD on the AADD-UK website. AADD-UK is a charity specifically for adults with ADHD.

AADD-UK also has a list of support groups across the UK, including groups for adults, parents and carers.

 

Autism 

Being autistic does not mean you have an illness or disease. It means your brain works in a different way from other people.

It's something you're born with or first appears when you're very young.

If you're autistic, you're autistic your whole life.

Autism is not a medical condition with treatments or a "cure". But some people need support to help them with certain things.

There is lots of useful information and tips on the NHS website:  Easy read information and videos about autism - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Referral for further care

If you feel that you need an assessment to be diagnosed with either ADHD/Autism please complete the following forms with as much detail as possible, and have a GP appointment. 

Waiting times for NHS assessments are very long, we are working with our local CCG and ADHD/Autism teams to find solutions for this. 

ADHD Referrals part 1

New ADHD ReferralMarch22 .docx

ADHD Referrals part 2

adhd-questionnaire-ASRS111.pdf

AQ-10 self assessment form for Autism referrals

AQ-10.pdf