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New Web and Booklet Help People with Mental Health Problems

October 11, 2009 12:00 PM

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A new website and booklets aimed at people suffering from the most common mental health problems were launched this month.

Pathways is an NHS service, started in 2005, which offers help and advice to people who are experiencing anxiety, low mood/depression, sleep problems, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Post-Natal Depression.

The service recently unveiled its new website (www.nhsggc.org.uk/pathways) and a series of booklets which are packed full of great advice. You can pick these up at your local GP practice, library and other public outlets.

Pathways also offer classes, groups or one-to-one sessions and anyone living in the South West area can use the service. Contact Pathways via your GP or directly: 0141 577 7729.

South West CHCP Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Fiona Murray leads the team.

She said: “Pathways offers people with common mental health problems a way of accessing support that will help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible.

“People need different levels of support; some people only need a little bit of information to get them back on the right track whilst others may need to speak to someone about their difficulties. Anyone who thinks they need support can discuss the service with their GP or they can contact us directly and we’ll be happy to chat about the range of help available.”

“We offer clinics and classes throughout the South West including local health centres, Cardonald College and other local community venues. Our aim is to make it as easily accessible as possible to the people who need it,” Fiona added.

Contact Pathways - tel: 0141 577 7729 or www.nhsggc.org.uk/pathways


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Information: Dawn Thom, Information and Publicity Officer, South West CHCP, tel: 0141 276 4623.

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