Mental Health

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health. Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways.

The Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service is a Primary Care based mental health service for all people over 18 who are residing and registered with a GP in Brighton and Hove.

They offer a range of mental health support for common mental health problems, such as low mood, stress, anxiety and depression and is staffed by a team of qualified mental health specialists.

 

Depression / Anxiety Questionnaires:

These easy to use patient questionnaires have been validated for use in Primary Care.
They are used by your doctor to monitor the severity of depression / anxiety and response to treatment.
They can also be used to make  tentative diagnoses of depression and / or anxiety.

PHQ-9 Depression Assessment Questionnaire (coming soon)

GAD-7 Anxiety Assessment Questionnaire

If you do fill one or both of these in, please make sure you include your name somewhere so we can identify who it comes from. It's also a useful idea to phone your GP to go over the results; they are always happy to get you in for a face to face appointment if you would like.

 

There is also a new national anti-stigma campaign designed to reach out to young people:

#IAMWHOLE was launched on mental health day, 2016 (October 10th) and fronted by Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks.

Information on local resources:

There is also a new website designed by young people for young people calld FindGetGive designed to offer practical help in the form of an online mental health service directory to help young people find the support they need, find advice from blogs and videos and give peer to peer feedback on their experiences of using the services listed.

INDEX - Self-Help Centre

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