Will I be involved in making decisions?
Yes - we always aim to work with you to make the best decision about your treatment. Our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) are trained to help you make these decisions based upon what treatments we know really do help.
Who has to know about my assessment?
We will need to tell your GP some details so they have accurate and up-to-date information on your treatment. They will need to know the outcome of the assessment and what plan has been agreed for your treatment. Please speak to your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner if you are worried about this.
We understand that there may be times when you are feeling so bad that you may feel you want to hurt yourself, or are having suicidal thoughts. If we think that there is a high risk of this happening, we do have to tell your GP and other important people.
Again, your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner will talk to you about this properly and discuss any concerns before speaking to your GP.
If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help please contact your GP and request an emergency appointment, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
If your GP surgery is not open, you can contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you feel at harm to yourself or from other – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency.
If you are concerned that someone else is very distressed and might be considering suicide please encourage them to contact their GP and make an emergency appointment. Alternatively you might wish to encourage them to speak to the Samaritans on 116 123.
If you are concerned that someone is about to act on thoughts of hurting themselves you might wish help them attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. Alternatively, you may choose to contact the Police on 999.
Similarly, if you become concerned that someone is at risk of hurting somebody else
If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Tel: 116 123
(TEXT MESSAGE ONLY number available on 07725 909090)
There are also local Samaritans branches across Hampshire and Dorset.