If you have been diagnosed with a severe mental health problem, then it is important that we see you annually to check up on your physical health. Please book an appointment with our nursing team. During this appointment, we will discuss healthy lifestyle choices and give advice if needed on stopping smoking, weight management and exercise and alcohol consumption. We will check that you are up to date with any screening that is due, such as cervical cytology (smear test) and breast screening. We will check your height, weight and blood pressure. We may need to take a blood sample from you and sometimes an ECG. Please also bring a fresh sample of urine with you to this appointment.
Please also be aware that you can book appointments with your usual GP or Hilary, Shelley, Rhianne, Katie or Michelle or our Mental Health Nurses if you wish to discuss your mental health needs with someone. We also have more information about the Mental Health services out of hours here, or you can speak with one of our reception team.
What to do if your mental health deteriorates and you feel you need further support:
- please use the Klinik patient booking form which is available from 6:30am to 2:30pm, to do so please click here
- after 2:30pm call The Old School Surgery on 0117 965 3102 and request an urgent appointment with your GP or Mental Health Nurse within our practice opening hours 8am – 6pm
- UWE Wellbeing Service (if you are a UWE student) Mon-Thu 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm: call 0117 328 6268 OR contact serious concerns line 07788725507 OR email [email protected] OR use the online self-referral form which can be found at https://www.uwe.ac.uk/life/health-and-wellbeing
What to do outside of Practice Opening Hours
Please follow the below address to get more information about Mental Health – Out of Hours: https://www.oldschoolsurgery.org.uk/patient-information/mentalhealthoutofhours/
UWE Support (if you are a UWE student) – Contact the Serious Concerns Line 24/7 07814791212 OR 24/7 Crisis Text Line – text “UWE” to 85258 OR 24/7 Student Support and Triage Team – 0117 328 4000 – if you have serious concerns about yourself or another student