Service changes and visiting 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.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
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.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is used to treat a wide range of physical, emotional and mental health problems such as depression and is recommended by guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
We accept referrals for adults over the age of 18 experiencing a range of diagnoses, where significant clinical depression is a feature of their symptoms.
Service users will need to be willing to participate in a group programme, and be motivated to undertake between-session tasks, including exercises aimed at increasing self-awareness, such as meditation and keeping thought diaries.
Find our more with our mindfulness top ten tips.
Accessing our service
Referrals are taken from mental health professionals and are made directly to the service.
Visitor parking is available on site. Some spaces have been designated for use by blue badge holders.
Service opening hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Help in a crisis
If your concern relates to a service user currently known to the team then please contact the team directly within working hours or the relevant CRHT for the service user out of these hours
If your concern relates to a service user not known to this team or member of the public then please contact the relevant mental health team involved, the local crisis team or the police should your concerns relate to risk and require immediate emergency response.