What psychological support is available?
If you think you could benefit from having a space to talk about your difficulties, then there is a completely free, accessible, confidential, high quality psychological therapies service available. This is IAPT and stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.
There are different kinds of “talking therapies” available. The first step will usually be a telephone call from a therapist who will ask about your difficulties and think with you about what type of help you might need. They will then make suggestions about types of treatment which might be helpful or sometimes they might suggest a different service that can help. During the coronavirus pandemic, these services are mostly offering treatment appointments online, by telephone or video call.
Contact us via the chat box if you would like to talk to someone about whether IAPT would be suitable for you.
How do I get help?
If you are a health or social care worker in South East London then you can self-refer yourself for a telephone comprehensive mental health assessment with a member of our team. Based on what you share in the assessment, we will suggest relevant, effective, and evidence-based services and treatment options which might be helpful. Find out more on our Refer to Keeping Well page.
KWSEL Webinar: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Unsure about whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the right treatment for you? Have you recently been referred for CBT and would like to know what to expect? Watch the below webinar trailer for our Introduction to CBT webinar which helps you to find out more about what CBT is and how it can help you.
You can sign up for KWSEL webinars, including this Introduction to CBT webinar here.
If you are unsure about needing further support, you might want to complete the self-assessment tools on this site to find out more about your symptoms.