Mental Health and Young Persons


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The Medical Centre has been awarded the Pacesetter Award for Mental Health 2018

The Medical Centre has been awarded the 'Pacesetter Award for Mental Health 2018' by MIND, NHS Health Education England and Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.

This is in recognition of the work done by the whole surgery team in 2018 relating to Mental Health. The project focused on raising awareness in the local community and improving signposting for patients to local Mental Health agencies. Work was also done within the practice with staff relating to their mental health and wellbeing.

We know that it is difficult for you to come and see us so we are trying to improve the services provided.

Henfield Medical Centre is here to help you with your mental health as well as your physical health.  The two are often closely connected – if you’re physically unwell it can affect your mental health and vice versa.

In fact, research shows that 40% of GP appointments involve mental health.

You might want to speak to your GP or Practice Nurse if you’re

  • Worrying more than usual
  • Finding it hard to enjoy life
  • Not sleeping or find that your mental state is affecting your physical health in any way
  • Having thoughts and feelings that are difficult to cope with, and that are having an impact on your day-to-day life.

It is not easy having a conversation about your deepest feelings – but it is always okay to ask for help.

Explain how you have been feeling and don’t worry that your problems are too small or unimportant. Everyone deserves help and our clinicians are here to support you.

As GP appointments are often very short, think about what you want to say – or write it down to remind you, alternatively you can complete an eConsult or take a friend or family member with you if you feel you need support.


Please visit the links below to access lots of helpful information, regarding Mental Health and Wellbeing and Young People.

  Just click on the logo.

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Pathfinder - for better             Mind - Mental Health            YES - Youth mental wellbeing         Time to Talk - Health                                                                                            Emotional Support

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Gambling Awareness           Mood Juice - Selfhelp     Text your School Nurse - 07480 635424        

Young Persons Information

Did you know?

  • we are a young persons friendly practice
  • everything you tell us is confidential
  • that you can come and see a Doctor or Nurse on your own, with a friend or relative
  • you can make a telephone appointment with a doctor or nurse
  • we have a young persons pack for you to collect at reception


If you have a mobile phone, please tell us your number as we may currently have your parents mobile on your record. This would be very helpful so we can remind you of appointments and keep you up to date with relevant information. 

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