Support in your GP Surgery

Active Monitoring

If you’re worried that stress, anxiety or depression are starting to affect your life, but have never spoken to anyone about it before, then this new service may help.  Active Monitoring has been run by Mind thoughout England and Wales and evidence shows that it’s effective in stopping mental health problems in their tracks*

Dedicated mental health practitioners, based in your GP surgery or a nearby Community Health Centre, will meet you 1-2-1 to help you understand what’s going on.  They will introduce you to specialist workbooks, self-help tools and resources to help you improve your mental health.  The service is built around your needs.  You can have up to five sessions and can choose to focus on:

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Feeling alone
  • Low self-esteem
  • Managing Anger
  • Stress

* Mind’s survey of Welsh Active Monitoring pilot sites from September 2016 to March 2017 showed that 71% of people experiencing anxiety or panic attacks and 54% of people with depression improved significantly after taking part in Active Monitoring 

When and where is it available?

Our dedicated mental health practitioners are based in GP surgeries and community health centres in Flint and Holywell.  Participating surgeries are:

  • Allt Goch Medical Centre 
  • Bodowen Surgery
  • Eyton Place Surgery
  • Panton Surgery
  • Pennant Surgery
  • Flint Health and Wellbeing Centre

Support can also be provided over the phone where its not possible to visit the surgery in person.

How do I access the service?

You can be referred to the service after speaking to your GP about a mental health problem, or you can self refer.  Simply request the Active Monitoring service from your GP or receptionist.

What people say

Talking to the practitioner has made me feel so much better.  She has not only been a valued counsellor, but also a good listener and a person who has given me such good advice.