Around one in four people in the UK suffer from a mental health condition every single year. We believe that taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Sometimes your mental health can be affected by physical symptoms and vice versa. We can help you with a diagnosis and treatment, so you can move forward with your health.
We can help you with referral to specialist diagnosis, treatment and counselling for mental healthcare and conditions where required. We cover a wide range of mental health concerns, including; low mood and depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol issues, sleep problems and insomnia. We can provide an initial diagnosis and onward referral where required and referral to psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor if required.
Take care of your mental wellbeing
Problems that affect our mental health and wellbeing can be just as debilitating as physical illness, and in some cases, it may be the cause of physical symptoms. Common conditions are depression, anxiety, addictions and stress. It is important to know that you are not alone.
At Vaila Health, our GPs will take the time to help you get to the route cause of your symptoms and can diagnose and treat a range of conditions. They can also provide onward referrals where necessary.
Depression & Low Mood
We all have times when our mood is low, and these feelings usually pass over time and we can get back to being ourselves.
Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time and can affect your daily life. Everyone feels low sometimes, but you may be suffering from depression if these feelings haven't gone away and become so bad that they interfere with your daily life.
Milder forms of depression may not prevent you from leading your normal life but can make everything seem more difficult and less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can make your life very difficult and can affect your relationships, your work or school life, and your will to do anything at all.
Depression is very common, with one in five people becoming depressed at some point in their lives. It is very important to make sure you speak to someone, as it is possible to pull through your depression with support from therapists, or medication.
Anxiety & Stress
Many people suffer from anxiety and/or stress, and a lot of the time the two go hand-in-hand. It is normal for us to feel nervous, or worry about things in our lives. A little bit of anxiety is not always a bad thing and sometimes can even help us. However, if it goes on for too long or starts to interfere in parts of your life, then it may be worth seeking some extra help.
It's good to be busy and have plenty of things going on in your life, but if you are finding it difficult to switch off, relax or sometimes have trouble focusing, it may be down to stress. Similarly to anxiety, a little bit of stress occasionally is fine and will not cause you harm, but if it goes on for too long then you may feel overwhelmed and find that you need a break or a little extra help.
If you are suffering from drug, alcohol, nicotine or gambling addiction, it may feel impossible to make the decision to try to change for the better.
Our experienced GPs can offer advice and assistance in taking the steps to curb your addiction. For some addictions, there may be medications and support to help you to quit.
Student Mental Health
We appreciate that student life can sometimes bring as much pressure as it does fun. You’re in a new environment, perhaps living on your own for the first time, and possibly even in a new country. There has been a sharp rise in students dropping out of university due to mental health problems.
Research has shown that there has been an increase in reporting of mental health issues amongst student populations throughout the world. In Scotland, more than 11,700 students asked for help in 2016-17 compared with about 7,000 in 2012-13. The 68% increase among students in Scotland was higher than the 53% total for the UK over the same period.