Are you surviving or thriving? Surrey and NE Hants residents advised not to ignore ‘common’ mental h
(Published on 08/05/2017)
Residents of Surrey and North East Hampshire are being warned of the dangers of not addressing mental health problems that arise due to stresses in everyday life.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which is the largest provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services in Surrey and NE Hants, is promoting the message in support of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May). The week is a national campaign organised by the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness of conditions such as anxiety and depression, with this year’s theme focussing on ‘Surviving or thriving?’
Jo Young, Chief Nursing Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at Surrey and Borders Partnership, said: “As a result of our busy and often stressful lives, it is not surprising that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point.
“It is not uncommon to feel stressed and anxious as a result of hectic work and home lives, however if these feelings are ignored they could potentially manifest themselves in the form of a mental health crisis.”
Anybody experiencing mental ill-health should see their GP as soon as they can or refer themselves to Mind Matters Surrey (www.mindmattersnhs.co.uk/surrey), a talking therapies service for people experiencing mild to moderate mental ill-health, such as depression or anxiety. People in North East Hampshire and Farnham should contact TalkPlus (www.talkplus.org.uk).
Surrey and Borders Partnership also provides expert, out of hours services for people seeking urgent support during evenings and weekends. These include:
Mental Health Crisis Helpline - An out of hours and weekend service for people with mental health problems and those who have concerns about them. A trained member of staff will listen and provide accurate information and support between the hours of 5pm-9am Monday-Friday and 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays.
Call: 0300 456 83 42 SMS: 07717 98 90 24
Safe Havens - Safe Havens provide an out of hours alternative to A&E for anybody experiencing a mental health crisis. There are drop-ins in five town centres across Surrey and North East Hampshire, open evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
Surrey Mental Health Safe Havens opening time information
44 Waterloo Road
Epsom, KT19 8EX
Oakleaf Enterprise, 101 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4UQ
Wingfield Resource Centre, St Annes Drive (off Noke Drive), Redhill, RH1 1AU
365 days per year: 6-11pm
The Wellbeing Centre
121-123 Victoria Road, Aldershot, GU11 1JW
Monday - Friday: 6-11pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 12.30-11pm
The Prop, 30 Goldsworth Road,
Woking, Surrey, GU21 6JT
Monday to Friday: 6-11pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 3pm to 8pm
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust:
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages in Surrey and North East Hampshire and drug & alcohol services in Surrey, Hounslow and Brighton.
We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and autism assessment services across Portsmouth.
Our high quality care focuses on enabling people to live well with their conditions and to work towards recovery. To do this we employ over 2,300 people across 43 sites.