Adults across Nottingham City who are feeling low, anxious or stressed will be able to access help from the new Let’s Talk – Wellbeing service as of 1 October 2011.
Let’s Talk – Wellbeing will provide a range of treatment for people throughout the City with depression and anxiety disorders. Locally one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year ranging from common to severe.
Trained psychological therapists will work with patients using a range of ‘talking therapies’ to help them towards recovery. Talking therapies are recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as an effective method of treatment and an alternative to anti-depressants.
Provided by Nottinghamshire Healthcare and Rethink Mental Illness on behalf of NHS Nottingham City, the service replaces the previous Health in Mind service, which was put out to tender earlier this year. The new service will be delivered from an increased number of community locations and will provide access to a wider range of therapies.
Maureen Tomeny, Clinical Partnership Director for Let’s Talk – Wellbeing, which also provides services to Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw, said: “We are delighted to be launching the Let’s Talk – Wellbeing service in Nottingham City. We are committed to working in partnership to deliver high quality locally available services, which will provide essential support to people with mild to moderate mental health problems. By improving access to these therapies we will be able to make a huge difference to people’s lives and help to improve their overall health and wellbeing.”
Anyone feeling low, anxious or stressed is encouraged to speak with their GP who can make a referral to Let’s Talk – Wellbeing. Alternatively the service can be contacted directly for an assessment in writing to St Nicholas Court, Chiltern House, 25-27 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR or contact the service on 0115 956 0888.
For more information visit www.letstalkwellbeing.co.uk