In September Brecon and District Mind will be operating a new service out of Hay and Talgarth GP surgeries called Active Monitoring. This early intervention service will mean that the Practice clinical team are able to refer anyone with symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or stress directly to a Mind Practitioner in the surgery to be seen straight away.
The Mind Practitioner will carry out a short assessment and will then see the person for up to five sessions to support them through a guided self management programme using a range of booklets and informative leaflets.
This exciting new service is being run in collaboration with the GP cluster and Red Kite Health Solutions CIC, and hopefully will mean that people will not need to experience long waits for services through the NHS. They will, in many cases, be able to feel better without further intervention as the practitioner will be able to guide them through options and offer solutions to help them maintain their mental health.
Brecon Mind is only the second Local Mind in Wales to offer the service, thanks to the forward thinking GP’s in our area who are seeking better ways of providing services for people experiencing mental health issues.
We hope therefore that we will be able to reach out to far more people in the local community and support them back to a state of wellbeing.