Adult Mental Health

Non-urgent advice: Discover more about how our approach to Mental Health in Primary Care is changing

At BYTES practices in Stockton-on-Tees we now offer appointments with a Mental Health Practitioner.

Our mental health nurse is on hand to provide emotional and practical support whilst improving access to relevant mental health services, allowing for longer appointments than traditional GP appointments and allowing some patients to be seen sooner than they otherwise might have been.

They will be working alongside our GPs, nurses, and other clinical services to provide a first point of contact service for patients to book in with to give advice, guidance, and treatment for patients with mental health symptoms such as:

  • Low Mood
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Hearing Voices/Symptoms of Psychosis

What can I expect?

Our mental health nurse will complete an assessment as part of the initial consultation. The purpose of this assessment is to gain an accurate insight of your needs to provide appropriate guidance and treatment. During an assessment, the following points may be discussed (where appropriate):

  • Mental health symptoms
  • Physical health and wellbeing
  • Housing and financial matters
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Drug and alcohol intake
  • Thoughts and feelings
  • Past experiences, especially of similar problems
  • Employment and training requirements
  • Issues relevant to your or others’ safety
  • Dependants

Openness and honesty are encouraged to help our mental health nurse provide the most appropriate diagnosis and/or treatment.

Who is the service for?

The service is for patients that are aged 18+ and are not currently receiving mental health treatment via a secondary service (e.g. hospitals, psychological wellbeing services, community mental health teams (CMHTs), crisis resolution and home treatment teams).

What can I do if I'm under 18?

BYTES Primary Care Network & TBMG are proud to launch a new mental health service for Children and Young People, click here for more information.

How can I make an appointment about my Mental Health?

Get in touch with your GP surgery to make an appointment with our Mental Health Practitioner.

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