We see people whose conditions are related to the following medical areas:
- Other Health Conditions such as Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Diabetes.
Who might benefit from seeing a psychologist?
People can be referred to a psychologist for a number of reasons. Psychologists understand that health affects the mind as well as the body. They work with lots of problems which people may have in health and neurological conditions. The problems people experience can be to do with:
- Adjusting to their diagnosis
- Living with a health condition
- Their thinking skills
- How they are feeling
- How they are acting
- Changes to their personality
- Fears about the future
- Managing or coping with treatment.
Coping with a crisis
When we feel distressed and overwhelmed we can have thoughts of not wanting to be here. These thoughts might be occasional and relatively easy to dismiss, however they could develop into thoughts of wanting to self harm or even attempt suicide. If you are feeling at risk of ending your life you can access crisis help from:
The Single Point of Access Service (for North East Lincolnshire residents) on 01472 256256
The Access Team for crisis support (for North East Lincolnshire residents) on 01724 382015
Or call the Samaritans on 116 113 (calls are free) or visit the Samaritans website
Information for carers, family and friends
Caring for someone with a health condition, a neurological problem or following an injury can be a difficult experience and can involve a large amount of change. It is normal to experience mixed emotions about caring for a loved one. It is important to look after yourself when you are caring for someone both physically and emotionally, as caring can be tiring.
Useful links and partner organisations
Support with neurological conditions
Physical health support
The team in North East Lincolnshire are based at Cromwell Primary Care Centre. Our North Lincolnshire team work across several sites, including at Scunthorpe Hospital, Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Cottage Beck Road Medical Centre.
North East Lincolnshire,
Department of Psychological Medicine,
Cromwell Primary Care Centre,
01472 255660 (Available Monday to Friday, 8am to midday and 2pm to 5.30pm)