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- Advice and information
- Telephone helpline (10am - 12.30pm) for existing clients only
- Substitute prescribing
- Home detoxification
- Specialist help during pregnancy
- Hepatitis C clinic
- Access to out of county rehabilitation services.
Services are provided by:-
General Practitioner (GP) - Primary
GPs provide a great deal of physical and mental health care, either in
the short term prescribing of antidepressants or anxiolytics or in simple
listening to people's emotional problems. Patients may turn to their GP
for help with substance misuse issues and the doctor can make referrals to
the relevant agencies.
A qualified medical doctor who has gone onto specialise in psychiatry
and usually has Consultant Psychiatrist status. Some psychiatrists are
also trained Psychotherapists and can implement a planned programme of
care that does not necessarily revolve around medication. They work with
other specialist doctors.
These are doctors that come into run the specific sessions that address
assessment and treatment. They also deal with medically related conditions
such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and testing for HIV.
A Clinical Psychologist.
Their work includes testing for levels of IQ and evidence of
deep-seated mental health problems.
Substance Misuse Therapist.
This person is experienced in a range of disciplines other than
nursing, e.g. psychotherapy or counselling. They may be involved in the
treatment process and can offer a range of therapies that may help the
patient to address issues in their lives that may precipitate their drug
A Mental Health Social Worker.
They may support the families and individuals that have been affected
by mental health issues. Approved social workers must accompany GPs if a
client needs to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act and vice versa.
An Art Therapist.
They work from the basis that a person's fundamental thoughts and
feelings are sometimes more easily expressed through images than words.
Art is used as a medium to explore issues for the patient.
The Occupational Therapist.
They are trained in various methods of helping people maintain and
develop their social skills.
Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPN's)
These are trained nurses who have specialized in mental health and work
in the community.