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STOMP

STOMP is a project in England to stop the over use of psychotropic medicines. These medicines are used to treat mental health conditions. Sometimes they are also given to people because their behaviour is seen as challenging. People with a learning disability, autism or both are more likely to be given these medicines than other people. These medicines are right for some people. They can help people stay safe and well. Sometimes there are other ways of helping people so…

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. SAD is sometimes known as “winter depression” because the symptoms are usually more apparent and more severe during the winter. A few people with SAD may have symptoms during the summer and feel better during the winter. Symptoms of SAD Symptoms of SAD can include: a persistent low mood a loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities irritability feelings of despair, guilt…

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GP Surgeries healthcare team

Going to the GP is not just about seeing a doctor or nurse. Find out more about the new staff available at your GP Surgery. These new staff help to mean that there is more staff with specialist skills, knowledge, and experience when you visit your GP to help you get the right treatment when you need it. The new roles include a Pharmacist, Social Prescriber, Physician Associate, Physiotherapist, Paramedic and General Practice Nurse. You can find out more by…

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