Our service follows the ’stepped care model’ that offers the least intensive intervention or treatment first.This means that you may feel much better quite quickly with a simple and short treatment.The service is set up for people aged 17 years with no upper age limit and focuses on mild to moderate difficulties such as mood problems.It offers short-term treatments with a focus on 'here and now' problems.This service is set up to help those aged 17 and over who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, health anxiety, panic, phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder.All of the talking therapies offered as part of our Psychological Wellbeing Service work by helping you understand what is happening to you, help you to work through your difficult feelings and learn new ways of coping in order to improve your wellbeing.Please understand that the Psychological Wellbeing Service will routinely contact General Practitioners for medical notes and update about outcome of appointments / the care that is received.Please discuss with your worker if there are any issues about this.
In some cases it is appropriate to start treatment at a higher step, for example, due to the type or severity level of the problem, but this will be determined at assessment.
We want to make access to NHS talking therapies through the CPFT Psychological Wellbeing Service as easy as possible.
You can access the service by contacting your GP and asking for a referral, or alternatively you can refer yourself.
At the screening stage you may be contacted in order to obtain further information about your problems.
If a referral is suitable for the Psychological Wellbeing Service, we will offer you an initial assessment that may be completed over the telephone or face-to-face and may take between 30 and 50 minutes.