Mental Health Link Workers
The mental health link workers are specialists in mental health services with a background in nursing. They provide a link between primary and secondary mental health services and offer short term clinical help with depression and anxiety management, health education, monitoring of medication, provision of advice and self-help materials.
The counsellor is professionally trained and helps patients to address problems which are affecting the quality of their life and relationships such as loss and bereavement, adjustment to injury or illness, low mood/self-esteem, stress and general anxieties. This is usually in the form of a short-term focused treatment of 6 - 12 sessions of counselling.
Alcohol and Drug Mis-Use
A specialist in addiction therapies with a background in nursing services, provides clinical help to patients who have a dependency on drugs or alcohol.
The following staff are employed by Harrogate District Foundation Trust:
A physiotherapist, employed by Harrogate Health Care Trust is also attached to the Practice and provides an in-house clinic at the surgery every week.
Contact or appointments with any of the attached staff can be made by ringing the surgery or by asking the doctor in the first instance.