MIND’s ‘Find the Words’ campaignOctober 20, 2016 // No Comments
Charity MIND has launched a new campaign, Find the Words, to ensure that everyone with a mental health problem who visits their GP practice is able to get the support that best suits their needs. For most people, the local GP practice is the first place they go when they’re unwell. It’s there to help people with their mental health as well as physical health. In fact, around one third of all GP appointments are related to mental health. However, it’s not always easy having that first conversation about your deepest feelings with your GP, someone you may hardly know.
MIND has provided resources for people who visit GP practices, for people working within the practices and for primary care commissioners. For those who need support with mental health issues, the resources include a video and guide on how to make the most of the few minutes they have with their GP or practice nurse. You may find the information here.
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