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Mental Health

If you feel as though things are not quite right with your mental health, your GP is usually the first port of call.

Our GP’s are qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health issues. Some of the symptoms and triggers of a mental health issue can include:

  • Life Crisis
  • Family conflicts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship problems
  • Constantly feeling ‘down’
  • Constant worrying
  • Constant feelings of anger

Mental Health has a significant impact on all aspects of life, including thoughts, feelings, behaviour, interactions, relationships and decision making. Mental health illnesses include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, schizophrenia, addictions, anorexia and bulimia.

What our GP’s can do

The aim of seeing a professional to help with your mental health is to resolve psychological problems and improve quality of life through various coping strategies.

  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Refer to DHB funded Brief Intervention Counsellors for adults and youths
  • Refer you to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, other specialists
  • Refer to a support group
  • Prescribe medication
  • Advise on positive lifestyle adjustments