At Crystal Peaks Medical Centre, we pride ourselves on providing high quality proactive care to our patients experiencing either acute or enduring mental health problems/ conditions.
We liaise closely with our IAPT Team (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) who run clinics throughout the week here at the surgery. Patients with high anxiety levels find it comforting visiting a surgery they are familiar with rather than travelling to an unknown location.
If you are attending the surgery for a routine appointment and find coming to the surgery a difficult task, please inform reception who will try to book you into the first available or last appointment slot or provide you with a separate room upon arrival if available.
We also find liaising with relatives is very important in dementia care, especially when they are geographically distant; we always log their details on the patient record and involve them whenever appropriate, given appropriate patient consent, keeping them updated on developments. If you feel this would be of benefit to a family member or you care for a person with dementia and would find this service useful, please contact reception who will give you more information on how this can be done.
Please see below relevant links that you may find useful if you experience poor mental health:
Sheffield City Council – IAPT
Sheffield Mental Health Guide
Alzheimer’s Society – Worried About Your Memory Booklet www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=339
Alzheimer’s Society – Worried About Your Memory (In different languages)