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If you’re struggling to cope with stress, depression or any mental health issue, seeing a GP should be your priority.

Our doctors are experienced practitioners in both mental and physical care.

They'll listen to you, talk about your mental health issues and diagnose their probable causes. If needed, they can prescribe medication to help you start feeling better.

Whether the pressures of day-to-day life are getting to you, you’re feeling bereaved after a personal loss or think you may be depressed - our GPs are here to help.

What causes a mental health issue?

There are many potential reasons someone could be suffering from a mental illness. These include:

  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Loneliness
  • Past trauma, e.g. a serious accident or childhood abuse
  • Bullying
  • Worries about work or unemployment
  • Relationship problems
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Long-term or terminal illness
  • A head or brain injury

Types of mental illness

Our doctors are able to help with a wide range of psychological problems, such as:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorder

Signs of a mental health issue

The signs of a mental health issue may be hard to spot, but you may notice the more common warning signs in yourself, or in someone you know.

  • Constantly feeling low or hopeless
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Low self esteem
  • Hallucinations - hearing or seeing things
  • Paranoia

Physical symptoms of mental health problems

While the signs of a mental health condition can't always be seen, there are some physical signs that might suggest there's a problem:

  • Signs of self-harm
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Slow speech

Is There a Test or Self-Assessment I Can Do?

While there are online self-assessments you can complete to assess your mood and highlight potential signs of a mental illness, it's important not to try and diagnose yourself.

These tests are not always created by reliable medical sources and the answers they provide may be inaccurate.

If you wish to use this sort of mental health test as a guide, always seek a second opinion from a GP if you're concerned by the results.

Getting Help for a Mental Health Issue

If you think you might have a mental health issue, it's important to speak to a doctor as soon as you can. There are ways to treat these problems and the sooner you start, the better.

Our doctors can talk to you face-to-face using our discreet online consultations. You can chat to them in whichever environment makes you feel most comfortable.

If you're worried about someone you know, our doctors will be able to answer any questions you have and advise you what to do to help this person.

We're here for you from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week.

Medication for Mental Health Issues

For some people, medication is the most effective way to treat their mental health problem.

Where appropriate, our doctors are able to write you a prescription for antidepressants and you'll be able to collect them from a pharmacy of your choice on the same day.

Citalopram A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that treats depression by regulating the hormones within the brain.
Sertraline Commonly used to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How our doctors can help

Our doctors can talk through whatever problem you’re experiencing - suggest the best course of treatment and provide recommendations on how to proceed. If needed, our GPs can prescribe medication to help treat your problem and refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist.

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