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 within the community, including GP surgeries and community centres.
Service opening hours
The service administration opening hours are as follows:
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Leicestershire & Rutland Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (please note that some sessions can be provided outside of these hours)
Leicester City Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Emergency contact information
Please note we are not an emergency service. If your mood deteriorates and you need urgent help please contact one of the following: Your GP in surgery hours, GP ‘out of hours' service, 111 who can put you through to an out of hours doctor or help if necessary. Samaritans: Telephone support Tel. 116 123 Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Website: www.samaritans.org In an extreme emergency call 999 for an ambulance or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Accessing our service
This service is available to people aged 18 and over in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. In Leicester City and Leicestershire County and Rutland the service is available to people aged 16 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 should continue with their agreed care programme and discuss the option of referral to Let's Talk - Wellbeing.
For contact details for the service in your area, click on the links below: