Almost everybody will be affected in some way, either directly or indirectly, by problems relating to mental health at some point in their lives. We take mental health very seriously in the surgery and would aim to provide a comprehensive service ranging from advice and support to the long term care of those with severe and enduring mental health needs. All of the doctors will be happy to discuss any emotional concerns.
Numerous resources and sources of support are also available both locally and via the internet. Just some examples we would recommend are:
Local and National helplines and services
MIND – leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
Tel: 01970 626 225
SAMARITANS – provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
NIGHTLINE – Nightline is a listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by student for students and open at night when few other services are available.
Aberystwyth University Student Wellness Centre – offers counselling, support and advice for students in a safe and confidential space, click on the link below
Students Against Depression - This site has been developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
MOODGYM – delivers on-line cognitive behavioural therapy that is scientifically proven to be beneficial for anxiety and depression.