Mental Health Resources
Self Referral for NHS Counselling and Psychology
Binscombe patients, as well as anyone registered in a practice in the Guildford and Waverley area, can now self-refer for psychological therapies including treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Counselling. This is free as part of the NHS and available treatments include face-to-face, telephone or on-line and can be as an individual or part of a group. The service is for adults only, as there is a separate service for people aged under 18, and referral for this is through the GP. Follow this link for more details, and for information about how to refer yourself.
The Cellar Cafe
The 'little cafe with a big heart'. The Cellar Cafe is a warm and welcoming place on Godalming High Street and welcome to anyone, especially those who may have problems with their mental health, or learning difficulties. Follow this link to find out more, or if you would like to support this work through becoming a Friend of the Cellar.
The Mental Elf
A great, evidence-based and reliable blog on all things to do with mental health
Drug and Alcohol Services in Guildford
There is a range of drug and alcohol services that can provide information and support for both drug and alcohol-related problems. You can contact these services direct without needing a referral from your GP, or you may want to discuss them with your GP.
Catalyst (formerly known as SADAS)
14 Jenner Road, Guildford, GU1 3PL
01483 590150 www.catalystsupport.org.uk
Laurel House, Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford, GU2 7LX
Catch 22 Support for young people
020 7336 4800
Selected Blog Posts relevant to mental health
Hypochondria, a word desperately in need of a make-over - A post about the hige challenge of health anxiety
On pacing spoons and resolving to do less - how do we avoid burnout?
Antidepressants and the long shadow of stigma - are we prescribing too many antidepressants, or does the media just like to make us feel bad about them?