Primary Care Mental Health Nurse
The Primary Care Mental Health Nurse can offer brief therapeutic help for people experiencing low mood anxiety and stress. People typically are offered up to 8 appointments. If you need a referral on to another specialist service such as psychiatrist or psychologist or your difficulties make it best for you to engage with another team within the community such as The wellbeing Team, the nurse can also help with this.
You can either self refer to the PCMHT nurse by booking an appointment via the reception team or have a referral made by another professional.
You will be offered a ten minute triage appointment at first to get basic information and make sure this is the best service for you. Followup appointments will be for a half hour with the first focused on further assessment of needs.
The calls to you will be made from a Private number and the expectation is that you will be available in a confidential space to accept a call at the agreed time.
Clients should not already be engaged with another part of The Mental Health Team or be receiving counselling/therapy from another agency.
Please note this is not a crisis service and clients who are suicidal should contact their GP in the first instance.
Your GP can refer you to this service.
Wellbeing practitioners support people with long term conditions. They provide time and space to talk about what is important to you and how you can move forward with some of the challenging issues in your life. The key to this is supporting you to identify what matters to you and identifying steps you can take to make those changes, and what support you might need to do this.