How to talk to your GP about mental health

“Talk to your GP” is the number one bit of advice given in every advice article about mental health. It’s a good ‘un too, because burying your head in the sand when it comes to your mental health is never a good idea. But how do you talk to your GP about mental health?

What if you’re too anxious to go to your GP, or what if you don’t think you can find the words to describe how you’ve been feeling? What if your GP judges you? (This never happens, but in our minds it absolutely does).

Stats show that men are less likely to visit their GP than women, and we know it’s difficult to talk about our mental health. So we got GP Rhianna McClymont from online GP service Livi to share her advice for when you finally make that doctor’s appointment.


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