Frimley Health Care – Mental Wellbeing
Your mental health is as important as your physical health – and the two are often linked.
There is a range of services available to support local people in maintaining good mental wellbeing and addressing any problems as they arise.
If you are struggling with your mental health you should seek professional advice.
You can find more information through the following link:
Did you know that you can self-refer to Talk Plus for free help with concerns about anxiety, low-mood, depression, panic, and OCD. We also offer services for women who feel low after having a baby and for Military Veterans.
Call the Samaritans free, (day or night, 365 days a year)
Telephone: 116 123
People with dementia and their carers should be able to access general practice and receive the best quality care and support. Working with people with dementia and carers, as well as staff our practice we have developed the best possible care for those patients.
Why is general practice important for people with dementia?
General practice often acts as a gatekeeper for key aspects of care for people with dementia. For many it is the GP practice that opens the door to information, support and planning; GPs often provide the information and signposting needed to access support; and GPs hold responsibility for care plans and reviews for ongoing management.
There are 3 simple things all health practitioners can do to ensure that people with a dementia get the healthcare they need:
- Allow longer appointment times
- Communication with the individual (verbal and non-verbal)
- Listening to the knowledge of their families and carers and most important, equally valuing the life of a person with a dementia
For more information on help in the local area see: https://www.carechoices.co.uk/publication/hampshire-dementia-guide/
We as a practice are always looking for ways to improve and gain feedback from those that use our service if you have any suggestions please contact us…