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Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Patients with anxiety and depression can self refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service to help them on their journey to improved mental health and wellbeing.  Click here for information on the Psychological Wellbeing Service


You may have seen a report in the News this week about the outcomes of an American study on this drug.  We have had a lot of calls from patients who are taking this drug and our message is not to panic as in most cases the benefits of these particular drugs far outweigh any risk. While the risk in the media report sounds high, it is still a very low risk for each person. This is backed up by a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrookes who says that these are very effective medicines, proven to save lives and reduce the need for surgery in patients with bleeding ulcers and several other conditions. 

 Our surgery already carries out audits of all patients on Omeprazole to check for any specific risk and it is our policy to take patients off the drug when it is no longer needed.  This is one of the reasons why we carry out medication reviews with patients, to check safety aspects and ensure the drugs are still needed.  The need for patients to continue on their Omeprazole will be undertaken at their next planned medication review and the message is not to panic if they are currently taking this drug.  See this link for further information CLICK HERE

press release about our proposed merger with the other GP surgeries in Huntingdon we have received a number of queries from patients.  We have collated these questions into one document which is available here and which we will keep updated as we receive further questions.  Should you have a question about the proposed merger which is not answered by this document please send it to”  

Frequently asked questions about the merger


Useful Links

Please note that Acorn Surgery, although happy to share these useful links with our patients, are not in a position to endorse the content of these websites or uphold the information held therein.

NHS Health Checks - helping people to prevent diabetes, stroke, kidney disease


Information about a new free app for iPhones from Childline called ‘For Me’ that offers quick access to Childline’s online services including:



-         1-2-1 live chats with a counsellor


-         The ‘Ask Sam’ pages


-         Entrance to their private ‘lockers’ – an area where kids can write down their own personal thoughts and track their moods

Menopause support & information

Exercise Referral Scheme - Active & Healthy 4 Life

Adult Mental Health support

Huntingdon Alzheimers Society

Directory of local day centres, clubs, activities & education for Older People

Services in the Community for Older People

Cornerstone Pregnancy Advice & Support Service

Support for Parents with children's substance abuse

Richmond Fellowship - a specialist employment service for people off work recovering from mental health problems. Click here to enter their website

Mental Health Support for Young People  

This is a free, safe counselling service providing information and support for people aged between 11 and 24 years. As well as offering moderated support groups young people can also book counselling as regular structured sessions with an assigned counsellor, or use the ‘drop in service’ online and have a text based conversation with a trained counsellor. The service is available 12noon-10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on weekends, 365 days a year.

Shelf-Help books about mental health for 13-18 year-olds including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying and exams.

Mental Health Crisis Support – You can now access mental health crisis support by dialing 111 and selecting option 2. 

To keep informed of local developments in the area of child and adolescent mental health please sign up to the  Keep Your Head newsletter

Pinpoint - Support for Parents by Parents

Quit Smoking Support

Gambling Issues


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