See your GP

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Worried about your mental health?
See your GP
You may find it hard to talk about how you feel, but every GP has mental health training. They’re
ready to offer the right support.

What will happen?
Your GP might prescribe medication, offer talking therapy or suggest lifestyle changes. They can also
refer you to a specialist team if they think you’re affected by a more serious condition.

Make the most of your visit
– See if there is a GP in the practice with a mental health interest
– Ask for a double appointment if you think you’ll need more time
– Write down your feelings and symptoms
– Take someone you trust with you

If you are away from home and need to see a GP, you can get emergency treatment or register as a
temporary resident with one nearby

1 in 3 GP appointments relate to mental health issues.

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