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Hi again all, I'm on the hunt for some more sage advice.

 

I'm prepping for my medical next week, and in doing so, I've come across a few threads on here about previous mental health issues cropping up as a problem during the London medical.

 

I've never been diagnosed as being depressed or as having any kind of mental health issue, have never self harmed etc -- however, in around February this year when I was very stressed out by the visa process/getting ready to emigrate/changing jobs, I called a local NHS talking therapy service to see if they offered any 'worry management' sort of therapy. After one session of CBT, I decided it wasn't really for me as it felt like it was for people with genuine anxiety, rather than for people just being overwhelmed by temporary stress.

 

Anyway, long story short -- both the letter about my assessment (presenting with symptoms of 'generalised worry') and my discharge, i.e. only attending one session, were sent to my GP and logged on my patient summary. I have both of these letters to bring with me to the medical, but after reading some of the threads on the forum, I'm now concerned this could cause a problem.

 

I'm not really sure what I can bring a long with me as evidence of being of sound mental health. The first letter from the talking therapy service says it's not a formal diagnosis and I pose no risk to myself or anyone else, and I have a letter from my doctor saying I am in good mental and physical health (I originally thought this was what they meant by patient summary from GP). However, the second discharge letter says that, because I didn't finish the sessions, they can't comment on any risk -- which seems to contradict the first letter to me.

 

Can anyone shed any light on this? Or will it just be a case of waiting and seeing what they say at the medical, and if they ask for more info?

 

Thanks advance for any hep you can give.

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30 minutes ago, Howins said:

Hi again all, I'm on the hunt for some more sage advice.

 

I'm prepping for my medical next week, and in doing so, I've come across a few threads on here about previous mental health issues cropping up as a problem during the London medical.

 

I've never been diagnosed as being depressed or as having any kind of mental health issue, have never self harmed etc -- however, in around February this year when I was very stressed out by the visa process/getting ready to emigrate/changing jobs, I called a local NHS talking therapy service to see if they offered any 'worry management' sort of therapy. After one session of CBT, I decided it wasn't really for me as it felt like it was for people with genuine anxiety, rather than for people just being overwhelmed by temporary stress.

 

Anyway, long story short -- both the letter about my assessment (presenting with symptoms of 'generalised worry') and my discharge, i.e. only attending one session, were sent to my GP and logged on my patient summary. I have both of these letters to bring with me to the medical, but after reading some of the threads on the forum, I'm now concerned this could cause a problem.

 

I'm not really sure what I can bring a long with me as evidence of being of sound mental health. The first letter from the talking therapy service says it's not a formal diagnosis and I pose no risk to myself or anyone else, and I have a letter from my doctor saying I am in good mental and physical health (I originally thought this was what they meant by patient summary from GP). However, the second discharge letter says that, because I didn't finish the sessions, they can't comment on any risk -- which seems to contradict the first letter to me.

 

Can anyone shed any light on this? Or will it just be a case of waiting and seeing what they say at the medical, and if they ask for more info?

 

Thanks advance for any hep you can give.

That should be all you need. As long as you have letters saying you're in good mental health and not a danger to you or others, then that's more than enough. The fact that you don't have an official diagnosis is also a plus. You should be fine honestly, people with histories of depression and self harm have done just fine at the medical with proper letters clearing them. Good luck!

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