Looking for information or anxious about a relative or your own health? Mental health problems can be very frightening, especially if you don’t know where to turn for help. Here you will find some links and contact details as well as professional information.
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I am a general adult psychiatrist which means I deal with most acute and emergency situations. The key to treatment involves the right mix of medication, talking treatment and sometimes admission. I’m very keen on involving the family where appropriate. I will take on situations which feel hopeless and see people quickly.
In my view there is always something that can be done to help.
The situation with Covid and risk remains a serious problem and a barrier to treatment. Face to face meetings remain an option. Home visits can be a good choice and a way of minimising risk. Video and telephone consultations are available and these are useful for follow-up at least.