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How to request support from Psychological Health Services

How to request support from Psychological Health Services

We work with many healthcare teams across the Trust's various sites. If you would like to see a psychologist, please ask a member of your  team (e.g. consultant, doctor, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech & language therapist) to contact us on your behalf. If there is a psychologist working in that specialty, the healthcare professional will be able to request support from Psychological Health Services.

If there is not a psychologist in the specialty, the healthcare team may be able to signpost you to further sources of support. For example, they may suggest you seek support from your GP or obtain help through work, college or school.

For general advice and support, whatever you (or your child's) health condition, please see our page of recommended resources. This page includes a number of specially written toolkits designed to offer information and support for children, parents and adults going through treatment or coming into hospital.

If I am referred to a psychologist what will happen next?

We will offer you an initial appointment which you can request to be by phone or in person. In this session we will talk to you about your support needs and how best these can be met. The psychologists in your service will talk to you about the dates and times of their clinics and the options for support in your service.

Each psychologist in the service works as part of your healthcare team. This means that information may be shared with your team to enable us to work together to provide you with the care and support you need. If you would like part of your information stay confidential to the psychology team it is important to let your psychologist know who can discuss this with you. Information can only be kept confidential if it does not indicate a risk to your own health and safety, the health and safety of others and impact on your care.