Practice Mental Health Nurse Service (NHS Lothian)

Who is this for?

  • Anyone over the age of 18 and experiencing mental health issues, stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks or similar

Who provides this?

  • NHS Lothian

Description

The Practice Mental Health Nurse (PMHN) works closely with the GPs in your practice.
They offer 25-minute appointments, where they carry out an assessment to identify your needs and get you right care
to help you recover.
The PMHN will see patients who are experiencing issues with their mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks or similar.
The PMHN can:


Assess patients and refer onto appropriate services:

  • Acute Care and Support Team (ACAST) – same day urgent care
  • Community Wellbeing Hubs
  • 3rd Sector Support/mental health charities
  • Self-help resources
  • Specialist care

Deliver brief interventions
This applies to patients who require more than self-help advice but who do not require hospital-based services.
These interventions are based on Decider Skills.

Provide care planning advice
If you have to attend often, the PMHN can
help you and your GP create a personalised
Wellness Recovery Action Plan for you.

How do I access this?

  • Please contact your GP Reception to book an appointment with the Practice Mental Health Nurse.

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am – 12.30 pm
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Please contact you GP

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Stress

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