Starting to reach out for help around mental health problems may seem difficult. Ideally anyone mental health problem who visits their GP practice will get the support that best suits their needs.
Your GP is there to help mental health as well as physical health. Around one third of all GP appointments are related to mental health.
“The first time I went to my GP about my depression,
I was completely terrified. I had suffered in silence
for 6 months, and was so ashamed
that I couldn’t ‘fix’ it myself.”