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 health 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 Naomi, Ciaran and Hilary 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
Within our practice opening hours: Mon–Thu 8am-6:30pm and Fri 8am-6pm please call The Old School Surgery on 0117 965 3102 and request an urgent appointment with your GP or Mental Health Nurses
UWE Wellbeing Service (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) (if you are UWE student): 0117 328 6268 OR use 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 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 UWE student) – Contact the Serious Concerns Line (Mon-Thu 8.30am-5pm & Fri 8.30am-4.30pm): 07788725507 – if you have serious concerns about yourself or another student. Outside of the above hours (Overnight and weekends): 07814791212 – this will take you through to the Senior Manager on duty