Mental health matters are here to stay
With coronavirus, lockdowns, and job losses, it’s safe to say 2020 has not been the best year for our minds.
In times like these, it’s natural to feel stressed, worried, or anxious. According to a study with over 14,000 UK adults, 60% of adults felt their mental health has gotten worse during lockdown. People feel alone, isolated: worried about financial stress, family, and health issues.
Our minds matter – we need to look after them. And that means in turbulent times, we need access to dedicated mental health services. One in four people who attempted to access mental health services during lockdown failed to do so. We want to change that.
What are we doing to help?
Mental health issues like anxiety, low mood and depression were some common issues people came to us with during lockdown. We listened and decided to build a dedicated resource for our patient’s mental health.
We’ve worked closely with each of our GPs to provide them with the skills and tools to evaluate all aspects of your current physical and mental state, including any contributing factors in your life that may make you feel a certain way.
It's our own dedicated mental health service that looks beyond symptoms to address the full picture of your health.
What’s different about our service?
Our service looks at more than just your mind – we look at physical and environmental influences that feed into other aspects of your health.
There are a few factors that make a difference in how we treat our patient’s concerns:
You’ll speak with specially trained GPs
With their years of medical training and patient experience, our GPs are best placed to look after you and your worries.
All our GPs go through continuous mental health training with a multidisciplinary team approach. Our multidisciplinary team is made of highly trained psychologists and psychiatrists with years of experience treating mental health concerns. Their experience, coupled with our GPs extensive training, means we can look beyond your symptoms and help you with every aspect of your health and wellbeing.
Our appointments are 40-minutes long
Mental health concerns aren’t always easy to articulate. When you feel a certain way, it’s hard to convey it accurately in a short space of time. Without the added time pressure of a 15 or 20-minute appointment, we feel we can really dive into how you’re feeling. That way, you won’t feel rushed.
The extra time with our extensive GP training means we go beyond just assessing how you feel. This consultation will include tips and techniques for you to start feeling better straight away.
We don’t just say we look after you, we mean it
There are a lot of mental health services out there. And it’s not always easy to know who’s best placed to look after your concerns. We’ve implemented measurable outcomes, with patient-defined goals that help us to constantly adapt our approach to your care.
We also use clinically validated measures to get you the right treatment at the right time. That way, you know you’re in safe hands.
What will that mean for me?
At Doctor Care Anywhere, our service fits around you with digital on-the-go appointments, whenever you need them. With our technology, GP-led treatments, and personalised care, we can help you with your mental health journey.
2020 is a difficult year for us all. And mental health experiences differ from person to person. But together with our GPs, we’ll work to find the best care for you.