psychological_services.pngWhat support is available? 

If you think you could benefit from some support with your difficulties, there are a range of options available to you. You are welcome to refer yourself for an assessment with a member of the Keeping Well team using the referral form linked below. The first step will usually be a telephone call from one of our qualified practitioners who will ask about your difficulties and think with you about what type of help you might need. Based on what you share in the assessment, we will suggest relevant, effective, and evidence-based services and treatment options which might be helpful. We will offer a range of options, but these will be refined from the more general wellbeing offers and will be tailored towards your specific needs. The aim is to allow for an informed choice about the sort of support you might like to access. In some instances, we are able to make a direct referral for you (e.g. IAPT), however there may also be options which require you to self-refer.

One potential option is that psychological support could come from a local IAPT service. IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, and these services offer completely free, accessible, confidential, high quality psychological therapies for those needing a space to talk about their difficulties. There are different kinds of “talking therapies” available, and this is something that our Keeping Well practitioners will discuss with you in your assessment. If IAPT is the right fit for you, our team will make the referral into your chosen service (either where you live or where you work) for you. 

Other suggestions might be secondary care mental health services, staff support within your organisation, Occupational Health, Practitioner Health, or a range of charities and third sector organisations who deal specifically with the issue that you are facing, whether it’s to do with your mental health or otherwise. 

How do I get help?

If you work in health or social care in South East London and you’d like to have an assessment with Keeping Well, click on the link below to fill out our self-referral form and we’ll be in touch. 

Please note that this is for self-referrals. If you're referring on behalf of someone else (for example if you're a manager helping a staff member to refer), you must have the other person's consent. Contact details should be for the person being referred, not the referrer. 

What happens next? 

After your assessment, we’ll offer to follow up with you to see how you’ve got on. We’ll usually be in touch twice, once two weeks after your assessment and again two weeks later. These calls will allow you us to check in with you about how you’re doing, to see if you need any further support, and for you to let us know if you’ve been able to access the support you needed. 

You can also contact us via the chat box if you would like to talk to someone about what support might be suitable for you.