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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 or you feel that you are unable to cope, then Let's Talk - Wellbeing can help.

We offer a range of therapies, information and support to help you understand the difficulty you are experiencing and how to manage this. You can read more about the range of support we offer below.

We are now able to offer support via video consultation as well as face to face. If you are offered a video consultation this means you can connect with your clinician using one of a number of different video call systems using either your personal computer, tablet or smartphone. Click here to find out more about video consultation, how to prepare for a video consultation and answers to common questions.

 

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One to One Therapy

We may feel that one to one therapy is the best option for your needs. This will involve regular one to one sessions with a therapist either face to face, video call or by phone. We offer sessions in many locations in the community and you will be given a choice of where these can take place. Phone and video call appointments offer flexibility for your appointment times and reduce the need to travel.

At your first appointment your therapist will work with you to understand what the problem is and to agree the next steps. Together, you will plan a programme of support and self help activities and will decide how long this support is needed. Your therapist may use a range of therapies in the sessions to help you. More information about these can be found below:

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.

Counselling

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.

Couple Counselling

Treatment of depression and relationship distress in couples where there is a distressed couple relationship that appears to be a factor in maintaining depressive symptoms in one partner or both partners. The aim is to support couples to change the way they communicate with and behave towards each other, so that they can both cope better with the depression and offer each other more support.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy provides a pragmatic, time-limited and focused approach to the treatment of depression. It promotes attention to the interpersonal-based issues which are central to the experience of many depressed patients.

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 or blocked information processing system. The distressing memories then lose their intensity, so that they are less distressing and more like ‘ordinary’ memories.

 

Online Support

SilverCloud

SilverCloud is an online support package that provides a broad range of programmes to help you in your recovery journey. Designed to help with symptoms of low mood and anxiety, it’s flexible for use anytime, on your computer, tablet or on a mobile phone. You work at your own pace with ongoing reviews from your therapist.

Are you Interested in accessing self-help material for your difficulties straight away? Do you want your therapy delivered online, in your own time, without the need to commit to regular appointments?

To refer directly to our SilverCloud option please click here.

 

COVID-19 Related Support

COVID-19 has affected all of us and many of us are still coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both our physical health and mental wellbeing. Whether you are adjusting to physical health issues, such as fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog or struggling with the impact that COVID-19 has had on our lives, adapting to new routines and roles, loss, self-isolation, flashbacks, battling uncertainty and fear, we are here to help you.

Following your initial assessment with us, you will be offered choice of treatment based on your clinical needs. These could include the following:

  • Guided self-help or Silvercloud, our computerised CBT programme, to manage low mood and / or worry.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to develop strategies to support and lessen the impact of your physical health issues, anxiety, or depressive symptoms related to COVID-19.  This might include pacing techniques, relaxation, challenging your thinking, attention training, re-establishing routines and activities, managing uncertainty and risk.
  • Trauma Focused Therapy, including CBT and/or Eye Movement Desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for managing traumatic symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance.
  • Counselling for depression including supporting with adjustment, loss, and isolation.
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for depressive symptoms that are linked to a response to current difficulties in relationships, including transitions and loss
  • Employment Advisory Service offering support with issues at work such as uncertainty of jobs and possible redundancy, low staffing, finding work, returning to work after illness.

 

British Armed Forces Support

We offer prioritised assessment and treatment to those who have served in the British Armed Forces and are finding difficulty in coming to terms with their service-related experiences, as well as a prioritised service to their families.

Whether you are finding difficulties in transitioning from military to civilian life, experiencing irritability and low moods, feeling on edge or encountering recurrent sleep disturbances, our team will work alongside you to resolve this.

Taking the initial step can be challenging, but why back down from the challenge? Unique to our service, we offer the opportunity for you to bring someone to your initial assessment. Following this, we will discuss the most suitable treatment options with you. At Let's Talk Wellbeing we offer a variety of talking therapies which are all personally tailored to you.

Choosing us to work with you, we encourage reaching out to other services both alongside the therapy we will offer as well as after completion of treatment. You'll never be alone, there's an army of us out there.

British Armed Forces Support Resources

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This service offers support to both serving and ex-serving personnel and their families, as well as dependents and carers of someone in the Armed Forces community. Support which they offer includes physical and mental health, finance and employment, expert guidance, and opportunities to connect with the local community.

 

Veterans Trauma Network (VTN)

Veterans Trauma Network is an NHS service which provides personalised care and treatment to those who have any physical health problems resulting from serving in the British Armed Forces.

 

Combat Stress

Combat Stress offers support and treatment to both serving and ex service personnel suffering with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders.

 

Forces Connect

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A free mobile app aimed at the Southeast Armed Forces community which directs users to various ways in which they can access immediate help and support. This includes support services covering crisis, health and wellbeing, family, housing, education, and employment.

 

OpCOURAGE

OpCOURAGE is an NHS service offering mental health information and support to both serving and ex-service British Armed Forces personnel, as well as to reservists, their families and their carers.

 

SSAFA

SSAFA is a charity which provides support to currently serving and ex-service Armed Forces personnel, as well as their families. They can offer services to those with disabilities and older veterans, as well as offer support in transitioning to civilian life, mental wellbeing, and social care and housing.

 

Armed Forces Hub

Armed Forces Hub was created by Nottinghamshire County Council to show their support for the Nottinghamshire Armed Forces Community. Their representative team includes ex-service Armed Forces personnel, and they operate by working with various charities and services which can offer suitable support.

 

Veterans UK

Veterans UK provide support for ex-service British Armed Forces personnel and their families. This includes a helpline, injury/bereavement compensation scheme payments, Veterans Welfare Service and Defence Transition Services.

 

Forces in the Community

Forces in the Community are a Nottingham based charity who provide support to those who have served in the Armed Forces. This includes developing employability skills such as CV writing, support in claiming entitled benefits, a counselling service, and support in covid-19 related difficulties ex-service personnel have experienced.

 

Courses

We offer a range of courses including stress control, wellbeing – patients are booked onto the courses following a referral and initial assessment with the service.

Stress Control

Stress is something we have all experienced in one form or another. When it starts to affect our daily functioning, it may be time to seek support to manage it.

Our Stress Control course can help you to manage symptoms of stress, whether they are related to low mood or anxiety. Our lecture based course is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and will help you to develop tools and strategies. Each week we cover a different aspect of stress, including looking at our unhelpful thinking patterns, managing worries and sleep. To ensure you get the most from the sessions, we set tasks for you to practise each week to enable you to start to implement the strategies learnt.

Our sessions are friendly and welcoming and there is no expectation for you to share anything personal. Our Stress Control sessions are offered either online or face to face (Covid restrictions allowing).

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

Employment Advisory Service

The Employment Advisory service (EA) is fully integrated with therapy as an additional support option for people accessing the Let’s Talk Wellbeing IAPT service.

EA offer support to people who are unemployed and seeking work, through careers advice and guidance, CV writing, on-line applications and interview preparation. In-work support covers job-retention and return to work following sickness absence, working with the individual and the employer to advise on reasonable adjustments and support in the workplace. This may also include dispute resolution, disciplinary issues and grievance procedures.

EA works collaboratively to create individually tailored support plans, which are compatible with therapy goals and recovery. The team are knowledgeable about benefits and can provide information or signpost to services as helpful.

In addition, EA’s actively network to engage employers in raising awareness of the Let’s Talk Wellbeing IAPT service to contribute to the Employee Wellbeing agenda.

 

Physical Health Long Term Conditions Support

Physical Health Long Term Conditions

We know that living with a long-term condition, getting a new diagnosis, coping with and managing relapses and flareups can be challenging and stressful at times. This may be because the health condition itself can be demanding to manage, having a significant impact upon different aspects of life including routine activities, mood, energy, sleep and relationships. Therapy is suitable for anyone who would like help to better manage their health condition and wellbeing and start to live well with a long-term condition.

 

 

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