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As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind. These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, together with our partners including local authorities and community organisations, have launched a major listening campaign to support and protect people's mental health following Covid-19.
We continue to see patients at all our sites, as well as in their homes, and have a number of measures in place to ensure our sites are Covid secure, including the wearing of face masks and coverings, deep cleaning, one-way signage and cleaning stations.
We want to help people experiencing a mental health problem get the treatment and support they need as quickly and as effectively as possible.
Whether you make an appointment with your primary care provider to talk about mental health concerns or you're referred to a mental health provider, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, it makes sense to prepare for your appointment.
We are taking great precautions and changing ways of working across our services during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all our staff and patients.
We are offering more virtual (online or telephone) appointments, to ensure that patients are only brought on-site where necessary, helping us to adhere to social distancing. Please refer to the information in your appointment letter to confirm how your appointment will take place. If you need any support using digital methods to access a virtual appointment, please call the number on your letter and we will help you get this.
If you wish to request a face-to-face appointment, please call us and we will try to accommodate this.
Face-to-face appointments: Please do not attend your appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss of sense of taste / smell) or if you or your family are self-isolating.
When you visit our sites:
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Make a list of key information which you might be asked about. For example:
You may have many other questions - it helps to write them down.
Skype is available to patients as an alternative to face-to-face or telephone contact, not as a replacement.
If you are interested in Skype as an alternative for your appointments please let your care co-ordinator or support worker know and they will go through the process with you.