People can be referred for help for many reasons and at any point, from cancer diagnosis to recovery. Their relatives and/or carers can also be referred to the service. Some reasons people might be referred include:
We are based at:
Department of Clinical Health Psychology
1st Floor Linda McCartney Centre
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Liverpool, L7 8XP
0151 706 3126
We will discuss practicalities of our collaborative work which may cover:
We hope we can maintain professional working boundaries and relationships between our two professions and the person we are working with to help them as much as possible or in the best way possible.
Below are some other things to consider when working with us as an interpreter:
Sometimes the information shared in psychology appointments can be upsetting. Occasionally it might be triggering or provide reminders of your own personal life. It is important that you look after your own emotional wellbeing. We will do our best to offer you a short de-brief following the appointment. This may be a useful space to discuss anything that was triggering for you. We aim to provide advice and could direct you to further support like some of the useful links below:
If you're feeling stressed, worried, low or upset, or just want to feel happier, click HERE for the NHS wellbeing webpage with lots of easy to follow links and tips for self-help & support.
Why not try this Mood self-assessment quiz on the NHS website? They also have links on support and self-help for stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, and these mental wellbeing audio guides (which aim to help boost your mood).
If you want more help and support take a look at the NHS page for these recommended Mental Health Helplines. Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
Other useful sources of information:
08457 909 090 (24 hours)
Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress of despair.
We welcome any feedback about your experience of working with us at the Linda McCartney Centre with our Psychology team. This will give us the opportunity to read your feedback and help us improve the service we provide. Thank you.