Standing CT is proud to support the Mental Health Foundation in promoting Mental Health Awareness Week 2023.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety.

Patients may experience anxiety for a variety of reasons, including fear of the unknown, previous negative experiences with medical procedures, or concerns about the potential risks of treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to increased anxiety among patients, as many people are worried about the potential risk of infection and the impact on their health.

It is common for patients to experience anxiety around attending hospital and undergoing investigations and scans. Anxiety can lead to physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, sweating, and muscle tension, and can also cause emotional symptoms such as fear, worry, and irritability.

At Standing CT, we understand it is essential to be aware of patient anxiety and the impact it can have on a patient’s experience. By acknowledging and addressing patient anxiety, we can improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Our Radiographers and Health Care Assistants can assist and support patients who are experiencing healthcare related anxiety. We will always ensure that you are informed of what is going to be happening, that you have the correct information to make decisions and have plenty of time to ask questions.

Our team at Standing CT are keen to ensure that you have time to talk about any worries or concerns you may have, as we know this is vitally important in reducing the anxiety you may be feeling about having a scan. Undertaking your scan is important to us, but it is more important that you have a positive experience while in our care.