Counselling and Mental Health

We are fortunate at Surrey Docks to have a counselling team based at the centre. The team is led by our senior counsellor Lynne Brown. Your GP, nurse or health visitor will normally refer you if you both feel it may be of benefit to you.

Find out about self-referrals to this service.

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.

Useful Links

  • Alzheimer’s Society
    The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.

  • BUPA – Alzheimer’s Disease
    An information sheet helping to understand more about Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Alzheimer Scotland
    Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey
  • Mental Health Wellbeing Podcasts
    You can subscribe to wellbeing podcasts on the Mental Health Foundation Website.
    The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.
  • Mental Health – Healthtalkonline
    Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people’s experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.
  • BUPA- Depression
    An information sheet helping to understand more about the causes, treatment and understanding of Depression
  • Mental Health Foundation
    Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live