Let's Talk-Wellbeing is a service that provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common mental health problems, which 1 in 4 of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives.
It is normal to experience changes in your mood and behaviour at times of stress and emotional upset. Your physical health may also affect your mood and stress levels. If these changes continue to affect you, then the Let's Talk-Wellbeing service could help.
We provide specialised skilled and accredited practitioners who are able to provide psychological therapies (talking therapies) for people experiencing common difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress.
Therapies are based on guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). They include courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling for Depression, Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCT) groups, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Guided Self-Help Education and Group therapies (see leaflet section)
A range of different approaches are used, including one to one appointments, group workshops, self-help books, leaflets, online and telephone support.
Treatment sessions are provided from a range of venues including GP surgeries, community halls and centres.
Service opening hours
Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (please note that some sessions can be provided outside of these hours)
Accessing our service
This service is available to adults 18 and over.
You can discuss with your GP who may arrange a referral or you can contact the service directly to self-refer. For more information and contact details for each location, click on the links below:
This service is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. For more information visit www.iapt.nhs.uk
Please note that if you are suffering with ongoing suicidal feelings and attempts, self-harm or a major mental health conditions, a psychiatric referral must be sought instead via your GP. Also, where there is substance/alcohol abuse or problems with violence, other support services should be accessed. Anyone currently receiving psychiatric care must continue with their care programme and is unable to access this programme.
For contact details for the service in your area, click on the links below:
Please note, the Open Mind Service, will be provided from April 2016 across Leicester City.