Asylum Seeker Mental Health Consultation Service
About our service
The Asylum Seeker Mental Health Consultation service helps service users understand their unique circumstances, and assist them with the asylum seeker processes. We advise on medication and treatment options. We help them to understand negative thinking and support them to look after themselves with practical and professional support. We also assist them with planning for the future, offering emotional and practical support often in difficult circumstances.
- Our service accepts referrals from Salford GP, crisis teams, A & E liaison, primary care psychology, Salford Royal Hospital and self-referral for service users who are resident in the Salford area who have not yet secured a local GP service and need assistance to do so.
- Service users have an initial assessment appointment which lasts around one hour, with follow up appointments with one of the GPs, outreach worker or on occasions the manager.
- We diagnose and help the service user understand their condition and signpost to the appropriate services for treatment and support.
- We also provide specialist advice and support to service users, their families, carer’s, professionals and outside agencies. We listen to concerns, suggestions or queries.
- We provide information on NHS services and assist patients to access health care.
- Our service helps to solve problems offering practical support with form completion, housing application, and bus pass application, registration with GP, dentist or schools. We assist young adults to apply for college, offering support and encouragement with integration and activities.