The Broadway Surgery

The Broadway Surgery

179 Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk, Brighton, BN2 5FL

NHS

Telephone: 01273 600888

Fax: 01273 605664

Out of Hours: 111

Mental Health

“We need to change the culture of this topic and make it ok to talk about mental health and suicide”

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, you’re thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviours can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, you’re thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviours can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

We know that it can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health and are worried about things. Doc Ready May be able to help you get ready for when you are coming to visit a doctor to discuss your mental health. Click on the link http://www.docready.org/#/home

Other links where you may find help:

https://www.mind.org.uk

https://www.nhs.uk

https://youngminds.org.uk

https://www.rethink.org

https://www.samaritans.org

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk

http://www.sane.org.uk/

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    09:00 - 18:00 -18:30 - 19:45
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 18:00 - 18:30 - 19:45
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 18:00 - 18:30 - 19:45
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 13:00 18:30 - 19:45
  • Friday
    09:00 - 18:00 - 18:30 - 19:45
  • Saturday
    08:00 - 14:00 (Strictly By Appointment Only)
  • Sunday
    Open Alternate Sundays - Book Via Reception