At Nidderdale Group Practice we recognise the need to strengthen both the provision of mental health care to people with physical illness and the quality of physical health care provided to people with mental health problems in our local community.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave.
If you are having mental health problems, you are not alone. 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 problems often develop alongside physical health problems too.
Caring for a family member, or experiencing a bereavement, work, financial or relationship difficulties can impact on your mental health.
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as dementia generally develop in older age, whereas eating disorders and postnatal depression are more common in young people.
There is a lot of useful information about a whole range of mental health problems on the NHS Choices website
Other helpful resources include:
Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness.
You can subscribe to wellbeing podcasts on the Mental Health Foundation website. The website of the Mental health Foundation outlines the charity's work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.
Mental Health Charities who can help:
Samaritans ( 116 123) provide 24/24 emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. All calls are free at anytime.
For Dementia / Alzheimers:
To support Carers:
Citizens Advice Bureau - 01423 567150
For Alcohol & Drug problems:
Alcoholics Anonymous - 08457 697 555
For Relationships Help & Advice:
For Self help with Anxiety & Depression
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.