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Mental Health Assessment

A mental health assessment is when a professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, meets you for an initial consultation. This is to explore whether you might have a mental health problem and what type of treatment may help. If you are experiencing distress and on-going symptoms that are impacting your ability to cope with daily life, it’s important to take action. Research shows that getting help early could prevent symptoms from getting worse. Consequently, it increases your chances of making a full recovery. The first step is to speak to your GP. They complete a physical examination and carry out routine blood, urine, and other tests. This rules out any physical explanation for the problem. They then complete a mental health screening.

Mental Health Emergency

Please note that we only provide routine mental health assessments. This does not include a mental health Crisis and Emergency service. Call your GP if you are concerned about immediate risks such as suicide, self-harm, overdose or other risks. In case of a mental health crisis with acute and severe symptoms, immediate action is required.


Outside of working hours call your local NHS Mental Health, Trust 24 hour, Crisis Helpline. One of them is the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, phone number 0800 915 4644. Alternatively, contact the NHS 111 or go to your local A&E. Here you can access liaison psychiatry, the mental health crisis team. In addition, the Samaritans provide a 24-hour listening service. You can talk through your concerns, worries, and troubles. Phone 116 123.

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Mental Health Assessment

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Where We Are

All our consultation sessions are conducted at Brighter Spaces in Guildford: 


54 Quarry Street


Please get in touch with clinician directly to book your appointment.


Castle Car Park/Tunsgate
Sydenham Road,

Millbrook Car Park, A281, GU1 3UF


Brighter Space, Guildford

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