Mental Health & Emotional Issues
The First Steps service is for anyone aged 18 years or above who is looking to take the first steps to improve mental well-being for themselves, their friends or family members. They are trained mental health advisors with backgrounds in a variety of professions & offer a range of self-help resources, educational sessions and signpost people to other relevant local services. The types of services they provide include;
- self-help booklets and recommended reading
- workshops to help you understand common emotional issues and learn how to maintain and improve emotional well-being
- support for communities and local services in promoting mental well-being
- a training programme for health, social care and voluntary services workers
Contact details and an online leaflet are below:
t: 0808 801 0325 (free from mobiles and landlines)
The district nursing team are qualified nurses who are trained to assess the health care needs of patients who are unable to make it to the surgery and their families. They provide services such as post surgical care, wound and skin care, bowel and bladder care, diabetic care, and follow up care for people who are acutely or terminally ill.
To contact the district nurses call 0208 972 9412 between 08:30 and 16:30. If you call outside these hours please leave a message on their answer phone and someone will be in contact with you.
All blood tests are undertaken by our phlebotomists and healthcare assistants. All blood tests must be done before 12:00 as they are sent to the lab at lunch time.
Your midwife and doctor will share your antenatal care and help care for you and your baby. The midwife holds a clinic at Emberbrook Community Health Centre in Thames Ditton on Wednesday Mornings. Find their address below;
Emberbrook Community Centre for Health, Raphael Drive, Thames Ditton, KT7 0EB.
Tel: 020 8398 0914