We currently have a Mental Health Practitioner and a Mental Health Facilitator working within the surgery to help those struggling with their mental health.
Mental Health workers working in primary care take on a ‘first contact’ role often based on referrals from GP’s within those practices.
The role will involve liaison with practice clinicians, as well as liaison with secondary care and social workers where appropriate, as well as making best use of third sector and other community opportunities for promotion of patient wellbeing and maintenance of mental health.
Their designated job roll is to contribute to the NHS Long Term Plan ambition to develop new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care, to support adults and older adults with severe mental illnesses to live well in their communities.
Visit our mental health page to find out more https://www.beltonsurgery.nhs.uk/health-information/mental-health/
Mental Health Practitioner – Kim Geary
Mental Health Facilitator – Lottie Burdett