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G.P. Support

A G.P. (local doctor) is usually the first service to approach in relation to mental health concerns. You can discuss the support options that are available with your doctor and the things you can do for yourself.


In some cases, a G.P. may refer you to mental health services or to other supports such as counselling or psychology.

The National Health Service (NHS) provides an easy to use online tool to find G.P services and mental health support services.

Private Services

A G.P. (local doctor) is usually the first service to approach in relation to mental health concerns. You can discuss the support options that are available with your doctor and the things you can do for yourself.


In some cases, a G.P. may refer you to mental health services or to other supports such as counselling or psychology.

The National Health Service (NHS) provides an easy to use online tool to find G.P services and mental health support services.

If you are working, it is possible that your employer may have a mental health support policy in place. Many employers now offer a confidential referral service to a private psychologist or counsellor; some employers will even pay for at least six sessions.

If you feel comfortable, approach a manager or your HR department and tell them how you feel.

Workplace Support

  • Bereavement
    For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults.
  • Bullying
    Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can heavily impact our mental health. Bullying UK can offer helpful support.
  • Seperation or Divorce
    Sometimes, when there’s nothing else for it, marriages and relationships end in divorce or separation and couples have to go their separate ways. Relate offers support to all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations.
  • Debt Problems
    If we find ourselves without enough money to pay for essential things, like food, rent and bills and we cant make the minimum repayments on our debts then we should seek help. Step Change offers free advice on problem debt based on what’s right for us. Check out this helpful mental health and debt section on Money Saving Expert.
  • Domestic Abuse
    Domestic abuse describes negative behaviours that one person exhibits over another within families or relationships. These patterns of behaviour can include threats, put-downs, isolation, violence and control. Sometimes domestic abuse can be called domestic violence. Victim Support offers help to people affected by crime and traumatic events.

Helplines and Online Support

Phone and online support offers information and support for a wide range of problems and concerns. You will find many of these by searching online.

 

We have compiled a list of just a few which you can find here.

Community Services

You can access a wide range of support and services from community and non-statutory organisations. Many of these services are low-cost or free and include one-to-one services, family and group supports, counselling, befriending, bereavement support, personal development, respite support and income/employment advice and support. Speak with your doctor

The National Health Service (NHS) provides an easy to use online tool to find mental health support services.

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