Go And See Your Doctor

Visiting your GP is a good place to start.

It’s ok to not feel ok about what’s going on in your life. Going to see your doctor might feel like a big step, but it just takes one call and you will be on the road to getting the help you need. Your doctor knows how common mental health problems are, they won’t judge you and it’s 100% confidential. 


Some tips for your appointment:

  • Give yourself plenty of time. When you book, you could ask for a double appointment.
  • Before you go, have a think about what you want to say. Write it down and take it with you.
  • If your surgery has online booking, you might also be able to type out what you want to say and send it to the doctor ahead of your appointment.
  • Make a note about how you feel each day, include important events and note how they made you feel.
  • If you can, chat it through with a friend before you go.
  • It might help to take someone in with you, the doctor won't mind.

Getting the right treatment for you

Getting the right treatment for you

Your doctor is there to listen to you. They can then offer all sorts of different support. It might be medication, counselling or a referral to your local Community Mental Health Team. Whatever you need, your doctor can help you access treatment to help you get back on track.

If you’re not currently registered with a GP, you can phone NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88 to find your service. Alternatively, NHS 24’s home page includes a ‘Find your local services’ link.

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