© Chilwell Valley and Meadows Practice
The Valley Surgery
81 Bramcote Lane
Nottingham NG9 4ET
We are now registered as a Park Run Practice. Information on our local weekly events and how to register can be found on the website below. We hope to see you there taking part! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/
General Data Protection Regulations 2018 Privacy Notice for patients.
These new regulations come into force on 25 May 2018 and it is important that all patients are made aware of them. Further information can be viewed here or you can ask at reception for a copy of this Data Protection Privacy Notice.
April 2019: Welcome to two new Doctors joining the practice: Dr Sonal Nicum who will be working at the Valley Surgery and Dr Victoria Robinson who will be working at Chilwell Meadows.
Online ordering of prescriptions and booking appointments (online services)
We are changing our computer system in August.
If you already have access to online services you will need to re-
Please follow the instructions here.
Chilwell Meadows Surgery
Nottingham NG9 6DX
The Valley Surgery
Chilwell Meadows Surgery
LATEST PRACTICE NEWS:
Is something bothering you?
Have you got health concerns that are personal or embarrassing?
Are you worried about other people finding out?
The doctors and nurses at your surgery offer private and CONFIDENTIAL* help for young people of any age, including under-
Making an Appointment
It can sometimes be difficult to make a first appointment if you have never done this before. Here are a few tips:
*The only time we ever share information is if you or someone else is in danger, and we would talk to you first.
Coming to an Appointment
If you haven’t been to see the GP on your own before, here are a few tips:
Getting Involved: our Patient Participation Group
The Practice has a Patient Participation Group (PPG) which meets every couple of months to find out the sorts of things that are important to our patients, so that we can improve the services we provide. Many of the group members are older – so we need some younger people to let us know what is important to your age group. See more details on our website.
Here are some links and resources that you may find helpful. Let us know if there are more that you would like to be added.
The Children’s Society Resource Vault: Information for Young People
Advice on a wide range of issues from a reputable organisation
Health for Kids is an exciting development offering clinically assured interactive content, which provides health information that is safe and from a trusted source
Listen to people talk about their own experiences of health problems. This site has a specific section for young people.
Healthy families The local healthy families team run drop in sessions at many schools to offer help and support. They also have a confidential texting service which supports with issues such as bullying, emotional health and sexual health. Text: 07507 329952 www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/healthy-
Sexwise This website gives free and confidential information about all aspects of sex and relationships www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk
Nottinghamshire Sexual Health Clinics Give free, confidential advice. There is a clinic every day at Victoria Health Centre behind the Victoria shopping centre in Nottingham, and there is a clinic in Beeston at Hope House on a Wednesday 4.30-
The Notts LGBT+ network offers support and information about sexuality and gender identity www.nottslgbt.webeden.co.uk Text: 07481344040
Help and support with unplanned pregnancies can be reached at www.bpas.org or by phoning 03457304030
Nottingham Rape Crisis can be reached on 0115 9410440 and is for all people over 13 who need help and support around the issue of sexual assault or abuse
Free and confidential sexual health advice for under-
This site provides lots of information about a range of emotional and mental health problems that young people may experience.
BEAT Eating Disorders
Eating problems amongst young people are relatively common. This site has a link to a helpline to talk about eating disorders and how they can be recognised and treated.
Students Against Depression
This site was set up to help young people understand depression and how to cope with it, especially if you are feeling that life isn’t worth living.
Kooth.com is a safe, confidential and non-
Health for Teens
Confidential health and support from your school nurse. Click on this link for a leaflet.
Free confidential advice and condom service for young people (age 13-
Harmless is an organisation that can help those who feel the urge to self harm www.harmless.org.uk
Apps for mental health issues
Calm Harm (free) – an app which suggests immediate ways to ‘ride the wave’ when feeling the urge to self-
Mood Tracker by Tyneside Mind (free) – “Tyneside Mind Mood Tracker is an interactive mood rating system and personal journal. Now you can track your daily ups and downs and spot patterns in your mood and behaviour: Does your diet affect your mood? How does alcohol really make you feel? Would you benefit from more sleep?” Also offers a desktop version and the option to print out monthly mood charts which could be shared with health professionals.
Youper (have to pay for some features) – An app using artificial intelligence and a messaging conversation feature to offer instant mental health support and treatment. “Created by a team of experts led by psychiatrist Dr. Jose Hamilton, Youper utilizes AI to personalize various techniques to fit users’ individual needs. It incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Meditation.”
Free counselling outside of CAMHS
Base 51 -
Phone: 0115 952 5040
Address: NGY myplace, 29-
The Mix -
Telephone Helpline: 0808 808 4994. Open 7 days a week from 4pm to 11pm.
CALM (Campaign against living miserably) A charity focusing on prevention of male suicide.
Telephone helpline (for men): 0800 58 58 58, 5pm – midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Also offers a webchat option.
Nottingham women’s centre -
How to access – Call their reception on 0115 9411 475, or go in person to the centre and ask to book an assessment appointment.
Address: Nottingham Women's Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP
Central Notts Mind – Offer a low cost, short term counselling service available to individuals aged 18 and over.
How to access: Can self-
Telephone: 01623 658044
Centre for Clinical Interventions – Australian psychology organisation which has a great range of pdf self-
Download the booklets from: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/looking-
Many of these helpful books can be found for free in local libraries under the ‘books on prescription’ scheme (a full list can be found at https://reading-
Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig. Offers a personal, honest and pragmatic account of struggling with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, as well as comforting words, shared wisdom, insight, lists of reasons to keep trying and encouraging tweets from others who have felt suicidal.
Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman A mindfulness workbook based on the 8-
The DBT skills workbook by Matthew Mckay and Jeffrey Wood – a DIY version of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (recommended by NICE as the gold standard treatment for BPD and for women who self harm, but often very difficult to access in the UK.) Gradually introduces the four skills areas of Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness and Interpersonal Effectiveness, including exercises and worksheets to fill in along the way. Not only helpful for those diagnosed with BPD but also for anyone struggling with overwhelming emotions, self-
For young people:
Mind your head by Juno Dawson and Dr. Olivia Hewitt – “Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-
Stuff That Sucks: Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can by Ben Sedley – “A beautifully designed book aimed at adolescents that will help them deal with painful emotions by drawing on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and presenting them in ways that are eye-
Other national organisations
The Blurt foundation. Charity raising awareness of depression. Offers a weekly email newsletter which encourages self-
Mind Leading UK mental health charity offering a wide range of excellent information on almost every mental health condition, including free, printable pdf booklets such as ‘Understanding Anxiety and Panic attacks’ and ‘How to: coming off psychiatric drugs’. Also has stories and blogs written by people with personal experience of mental health problems, and Elefriends, an online mental health support community.
Also offers an Information and support line:
0300 123 3393
Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anxiety UK -
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Crisis Text line UK -
Papyrus HOPELINE UK – Suicide prevention helpline, text and email service for anyone aged under 35 or anyone concerned about a young person. Offers confidential support and practical advice from trained suicide prevention advisers, specifically trained to help people to stay safe from acting on thoughts of suicide.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697 or
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays
Bipolar UK -
OCD UK -
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30 to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Drugs and Alcohol
Ask Frank -
Nottingham also has a local service to help those who are affected or are struggling with drugs or alcohol. They can be reached on 0115 9560842
What About Me. The team here offer one to one support for those who are affected by drug use or mental health problems in the family 0115 9691300 ext 16499 email email@example.com
The Hideout – this website helps those who are affected by violence in the home or family www.thehideout.org.uk