Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Counsellors

GP Community Link Worker (m)

The GP Link worker is not employed by the GPs, the service is  provided by the health board to assist the GPs in providing a signposting and counselling service to our patients.  The GPCLW is an excellent service which allows people who don't really require referral to the mental health team but require assistance and support with social issues.  There is currently not a large waiting list for appointments to see the link worker.

MH Liaison Nurse (f)

The Mental Health Liaison nurse is a new service which is provided by the Health Board to assist and support GPs by  providing patients with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing issues e.g. anxiety, low mood, stress, poor confidence/self esteem, sleep disruption. This is a very new service and we have only got a few appointments per week however we hope that this as we move forward will be increased.

Patients must be referred by the GP and will receive a telephone consultation from the MHLN at an agreed time.

 
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