Help in a crisis and visiting information during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Support we offer
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
CBT is a treatment that can help with a wide range of problems including depression and anxiety, sleep problems and coping with long term health conditions. It is based on the idea that the way we feel is affected by our thinking (cognition) and by how we behave and CBT aims to help address this.
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
When a person is involved in a distressing event, they may feel overwhelmed and their brain may be unable to process the information like a normal memory. The distressing memory seems to become frozen and when triggered the initial distress returns. The alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps during EMDR, stimulate the frozen orblocked information processing system. The distressing memories then lose their intensity, so that they are less distressing and more like ‘ordinary’ memories.
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
IPT is a structured form of psychotherapy which looks at the ways for instance relationships contribute to psychological stress. It provides a focused way of treating symptoms of depression.
There are times when things get on top of all of us and we could do with some help. We will give you the time to talk about what is troubling you. By talking things through you can often get a clearer understanding of yourself and of the difficulties you are having. It is a way of taking more control of your life and beginning to change the things that you want to change.
Mindfulness - based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
MBCT is a group programme that combines meditation and CBT in order to help people manage problems with low mood and stress. It is recommended within health guidelines as suitable for people who repeatedly suffer with depression. This programme can help reduce the risk of future episodes.
Employment advisory service
Following discussion with your therapist, you may be referred to an employment advisor who will offer individually tailored support to complement your therapy and help you to remain in or return to work.