"GP Appointment for mental health support"
About: General practices in Ayrshire & Arran General practices in Ayrshire & Arran
Posted by tsuohe (as ),
Went to see the first GP I could at my new practice after moving regarding mental health issues. The GP was quite flippant, clearly was not listening to the fact that I felt like I was in crisis and needed further support. I was faced with being told just double the dose of your medication and when I asked about other support I was told to persevere with the group CBT I was attending, which I clearly said made me feel worse and increased my anxiety, and I felt it was not the best fit for me at this time. I was then told you'll probably just get the same here and the waiting list was months. I felt as if I wasn't listened to, my views on my on mental health weren't taken on board and despite being upset and quite clearly saying I needed further support but did not know what this was and was looking for help kept being told I was looking for a "quick fix" despite me saying I was aware there was no quick fix.
I feel that knowledge of self harm and support for self management could be improved.