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 work for the NHS or social care in South East London then you can access any one of the IAPT services in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. You can self-refer to any of these services by clicking on the links below (this does not need to be the borough you work or live in). The links will take you to the self-referral form for the service you have chosen. You will be able to indicate on the form that you work in health or social care. You can also contact IAPT yourself directly by telephone, email or online.
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.