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Mental Health, Depression and low mood

How to talk to your GP about your mental health

Talking to a doctor about your own mental health can be difficult - some people worry that they might be making a fuss, others are concerned they will not be listened to or taken seriously.

This is a practical guide with details on what to expect from your appointment and what your GP can do for you. By using the tips and advice in the booklet you'll be able to speak to your GP about your mental health with greater confidence.

How to talk to your GP about your mental health

Do you need urgent mental health help now?

If you've had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, a relative or someone you can trust. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999.

NHS Choices - Depression and Low Mood

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service making a positive difference through talking therapies self refer today by calling:

Telephone Number: 01234 880400


by visiting their website:

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