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Hi my name is Brenda Fleming and I am the Primary Care Mental Health Nurse based within your GP practice. My role is to provide support and guidance to individuals whose mental well being is not at its best. I came into post March 2019.
So how do I do that I hear you ask, well I have a range of tools, coping strategies, resources and skills. I am a qualified mental health nurse with over 36 years experience, I know I don’t look that old.....my philosophy is age is just a number it is what you do with life that counts.
My belief is about empowerment and giving you the skills, knowledge etc to manage your own mental well being. I have also at times had not so good mental well being so I have empathy as to how you may be feeling at present. I would encourage you to use the information on the GP practice website under mental health heading and /or come and speak to myself. I offer 30 minute session to deliver short term intervention work. I do not offer counselling but I can refer you to other services who can offer extra help.
In my role as Primary Care Mental Health Nurse I focus on mental well being. If you have good mental wellbeing you are able to:
- feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
- feel and express a range of emotions
- build and maintain good relationships with others
- feel engaged with the world around you
- live and work productively
- adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty. Common life events that can affect your mental wellbeing include:
But we all have times when we have low mental wellbeing, where we feel stressed, upset or find it difficult to cope.
Common life events that can affect your mental wellbeing include:
For information on how to support and address you mental well being then please follow the link below. There are other factors that can affect you mental well being and vulnerability to same.
Alternatively feel free to make an appointment with myself for a half hour session to support you to manage your mental well being.