Hillcrest Further Information

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You will have received an e-mail after completing questionnaires informing you of the scores calculated. The results refer to scales that count symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma (PTSD) and Wellbeing. Although the first three scales are used by mental health professionals (e.g., psychiatrists) to help make a diagnosis they are used here simply to count symptoms. Scores in red are those that reached the ‘cutoff’ chosen to decide which participants to prioritise for contact and support. Some information on how your scores might be interpreted are given below:

Depression: This used a scale called the ‘PHQ-9’ where ‘risk’ was decided at the following levels. 0-9 = Low; 10-14 = Medium; High = 15-27

Anxiety: This used a scale called the ‘GAD-7’ where ‘risk’ was decided at the following levels. 0-9 = Low; 10-14 = Medium; High = 15-21

Trauma: This used a scale called the PCL-5 where ‘risk’ (for PTSD) was decided at the point of 33 with scores of 33-80 regarded as High

Wellbeing: This used a scale called the PWB-3 and summarises several scores of character (e.g,. autonomy; purpose in life). As a positive measure it does not assess risk but higher scores reflect greater wellbeing than lower scores. The scale’s range is 18 (lowest) to 108 (highest) so the higher the score the more self-confidence and personal control someone might perceive they have in life.

If you scored high (i.e., any of your scores were in red) you will be contacted by Dr John Durkin to arrange an online session with him if you wish to have one. If after that session you seek a clinical referral this can be arranged.

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