Are you finding it difficult to cope? It’s normal to feel stressed, anxious or low in mood. One in four people will experience problems with their mental health during their lives. It’s important to remember if you are struggling that help is available.
Support available in west Essex includes:
Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT)
Healthy Minds continue to provide free support for adults with common mental health problems. They offer a range of innovative digital, video and telephone based talking therapies which you can conveniently access remotely. During treatment sessions they will share practical techniques in a supporting environment which can help you to boost your wellbeing, relax, manage worry, improve sleep and manage stressful situations.
Treatment options are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a structured therapy where you will set goals you want to reach and work on changes you can make to patterns of thoughts and behaviours to help you attain your goals. Appointment times are flexible and digital platforms can be accessed 24/7.
This FREE service is available to all patients registered with a GP practice in west Essex (Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford) and is open to people aged 14 and over.
If you think you would benefit from this service the first step is to talk to Healthy Minds to find out how they can best help you. You can self-refer to Healthy Minds without seeing your GP by visiting: www.northessexiapt.nhs.uk/west-essex
A range of self-help resources and guides to support your mental health and wellbeing are available for free on the Healthy Minds website: www.northessexiapt.nhs.uk/west-essex/self-help
Online Mental Health Support
If you are looking for extra support with your mental health you can log on to SilverCloud - a free secure online self-help programme that is proven to help with anxiety, stress and depression. The programme consists of informative and interactive modules which you can complete at your own pace to help improve your wellbeing.
The self-help modules are easy to use with interactive tools and activities to help you think better, manage your life and live well. The goal of each module is for you to take the
information and techniques learned – and to start applying them in your day-to-day life.
A therapist from Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT) will support you through the SilverCloud programme and will provide guidance and encouragement via regular reviews.
You can log on and start using the platform anytime. Access is free and no GP referral is required: https://wesessex.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/