HIV

Having HIV not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional & mental health.

People can experience a variety of emotional difficulties or mental health problems after being diagnosed with HIV, such as feeling angry, feeling scared or having suicidal thoughts.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health problems in the general population but rates for both of these are higher in those with HIV.

Having a mental health problem can also have negative effects on your physical health. For example, depression could lower your motivation to take your medication.

The stigma around HIV can affect your physical, emotional and mental health. It can lead to feelings such as shame and worthlessness but may also stop people getting tested, telling friends or taking medication.

Refer yourself today without visiting your GP first.
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About Talking Therapies

We are a free and confidential NHS service offering a range of talking therapies to anyone registered with a Surrey GP (18 years and over). You can refer yourself to us without seeing a doctor first

Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: jo@samaritans.org More on crisis/emergency resources here