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Mapesbury Medical Group

Windmill Main Branch Windmill Main Branch, 65 Shoot Up Hill, London, NW2 3PS or Cricklewood Broadway Branch Cricklewood Broadway Branch, 60 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 3ET

TelTelephone: Windmill Main Branch 020 8452 7646 or Cricklewood Broadway Branch 020 8452 7646

Out of hours: Windmill Main Branch 111 or Cricklewood Broadway Branch 111

Children’s Health

Childhood and Teenage Mental Health

While it is commonly believed that depression only effects adults, around 10% of children in Great Britain aged between 5 and 16 have a recognisable mental disorder; with about 4% of children suffering from an emotional disorder such as anxiety or depression.

The problem for many is that depression is difficult to spot and often regarded as teenage mood swings. However, if your child is appearing to have an extreme emotional response to a life event or has lost interest in activities which previously interested them they may be suffering from an emotional disorder.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please visit your GP, who will be able to offer a range of support to help both you and your child. There are a range of talking therapies which are highly effective in dealing with both short term and long term depression, for more information on these therapies please view the NHS Talking Therapy Guide.

While it is commonly believed that depression only effects adults, around 10% of children in Great Britain aged between 5 and 16 have a recognisable mental disorder; with about 4% of children suffering from an emotional disorder such as anxiety or depression.

The problem for many is that depression is difficult to spot and often regarded as teenage mood swings. However, if your child is appearing to have an extreme emotional response to a life event or has lost interest in activities which previously interested them they may be suffering from an emotional disorder.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health please visit your GP, who will be able to offer a range of support to help both you and your child. There are a range of talking therapies which are highly effective in dealing with both short term and long term depression, for more information on these therapies please view the NHS Talking Therapy Guide.

 

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Childhood Immunisations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Neo-natal Checks

Some newborn babies are released from hospital without a detailed examination. If this is the case, our GPs are happy to perform the relevant checks, either in the surgery, or in comfort of your own home, depending on which is easier for you.

In most cases, the Practice will contact new mums to arrange for this to happen, on rare occasions where we are unaware of the birth, please feel free to give us a call and arrange an appointment or visit.

Practice Information

Mapesbury Medical Group

Windmill Main Branch Windmill Main Branch, 65 Shoot Up Hill, London, NW2 3PS or Cricklewood Broadway Branch Cricklewood Broadway Branch, 60 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 3ET

Practice Opening hours

The practice is open during the following times:

Please note at certain times due to possible staff shortages, Cricklewood Broadway Branch may be closed - all services and clinics will be available at Windmill Branch.

Windmill Main Branch

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Cricklewood Broadway Branch

Monday08:00-18:30
Tuesday08:00-18:30
Wednesday08:00-18:30
Thursday08:00-18:30
Friday08:00-18:30
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Practice News

Coronavirus

Please view our latest information and advice regarding the Coronavirus.

Surgery Closed Monday 24th February

The Practice will be closed on Monday 24 February 20 from 1pm – 3pm for staff training.