The Mental Health and Wellbeing team comprises of mental health practitioners, social prescribers and care coordinators. We will offer patients the opportunity to improve their mental health and wellbeing and with a team who can offer both practical and emotional support.
Mental Health Practitioners
Middlewood Partnership has two full time mental health nurse practitioners, Vidette Watts and Holly Nettle, who work over the four GP practice bases over 5 days, Monday to Friday. They are part of the Middlewood Mental Health and Wellbeing Team.
The service offers an inclusive, timely approach to mental health support that encourages clients to share decisions about their care and support. We work closely with our Social Prescribing Link Worker (see below) and Care Co-Ordinator colleagues to provide a step-up/step-down model of care to provide the right level of support and care.
Interventions from the mental health practitioners include psychosocial assessment, brief interventions, brief course in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), behavioural activation and CFT. We can also help with anxiety management, psycho education, signposting to other services/organisations, treatment advice/support, and onward referrals where indicated.
We can advise on a wide range of mental health conditions, including psychosis, anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self-harm, drugs and alcohol, personality disorder traits and complex trauma.
We do not provide an emergency service. Patients in mental health crisis requiring immediate telephone triage should access the 24 hour helpline by phoning 0800 145 6485 or go to the Weston Crisis Café open 7 days a week 10-10pm contactable on 01625 440700.
Social Prescribing Link Workers
Social Prescribing Link Workers are part of the Middlewood Mental Health & Wellbeing Team.
We can help with a range of issues including:
- Emotional wellbeing, loss of confidence, or purpose
- Making healthy lifestyle choices
- Managing long-term health conditions
- Feeling more connected and accessing local groups
- Financial or housing difficulties
- Life-changing events: birth, retirement, bereavement
- Accessing work, training and volunteering
As individuals, we all have different needs, and many things can affect your health and wellbeing. That is why we focus on “what matters to you”. The Social Prescribing Link Workers aim to support you to have more control over your health and wellbeing and to help with issues that cannot be resolved with medicine alone.
We can give you the time to talk about the things affecting your health and wellbeing and come up with a personalised plan. We can then link you to the relevant services, community groups or people to suit your needs.
If you feel you need some support, please contact your GP who can refer you to our team.