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Visiting your doctor in difficult times

One in five patients now has to wait at least 15 days to see a GP in England, NHS figures have revealed. Just under 5m of the 27.1m appointments at GPs’ surgeries in October involved waiting anywhere between 15 and 28 or more days to see a doctor or practice nurse. Patients are finding it …

Wellbeing and Mental Health

It’s okay not to be okay. When I first started working in mental health, (some 10 years ago now), I worked with women experiencing ante-natal depression – depression during pregnancy.  They’d often start by telling me one of the hardest things was telling family and friends they felt depressed.  Usually, the response they got was along …

Mental Health in Pregnancy

Poor Mental Health in pregnancy affects at least one in three women. Many people have heard about post-natal depression, but there is another mental health concern which recent research suggests now affects as many as one in three pregnant women.  When I first set up my dedicated resource for depression in pregnancy in 2004, the figure was thought to be …