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Not feeling your usual happy self?


Have you been feeling less happy or not quite feeling your normal self? Getting a mental health care plan can make a big difference to how you feel. Westridge Medical can help with a mental health assessment and plan to help you cope with your emotions and state of mind. 

why should i have a mental health assessment?

The GP’s at Westridge Medical can assist you with putting a plan of support in place to help you:

  • feel more peaceful
  • think clearer
  • work through challenges
  • improve relationships
  • achieve and realise your goals
  • cope with tricky or difficult situations.

Having a mental health assessment gives your doctor a picture of the way you think, feel, reason and remember. You will be required to answer a series of questions to assess your emotional wellbeing – and may also include a physical examination.T

how can a mental health assessment help me?

A Mental Health Assessment is designed to help your Doctor diagnose where you are at in the following areas and then move forward in preparing a mental health plan from there. Your doctor will be able to:

  • diagnose mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, postnatal depression, eating disorders and psychotic illnesses  
  • differentiate between mental and physical health problems
  • assess a person referred because of problems at school, work or home.

how do i prepare for a mental health assessment?

Before your appointment, you may be ask to think about the reasons for the assessment:

  • What behaviours, thoughts or feelings are troubling you and how often you experience them and what were you doing when you have them
  • Was there a particular event which brought on symptoms; such as a death of a loved one?
  • How long do symptoms last?
  • You may be asked to keep a diary and list any prescriptions or drugs you are taking – some drugs can attribute to the way you think or feel, which may explain some of your symptoms.

At your appointment:

A mental health assessment is includes a few questions followed by a physical examination, along with a questionnaire either written or verbal – these tests are designed to assess:

  • How well you can think, reason and remember
  • Specific problems such as depression or anxiety
  • How well you carry out daily life activities such as dressing, eating, shopping.

Upon conclusion of your initial mental health assessment Westridge Medical will be able to refer you to specialists; such as a psychiatrist or psychologist.

Don’t be afraid to get help for your mental health, don’t struggle or feel alone – we are here to help.

Please contact Westridge Medical on 0746366884 to book an appointment for a Mental Health Assessment.