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Feeling low, anxious or stressed? Refer yourself to Wirral’s mental health talking therapies service

People in Wirral experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety, can access psychological talking therapies by referring themselves – no GP referral required.

People over the age of 16 and registered with a Wirral GP practice can access Talking Together Wirral which includes:

  • cognitive behavioural therapies
  • counselling
  • bereavement support
  • groups/courses to help better understand and improve their mental health

These therapies come under the NHS national IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme.

If you would like to directly access Wirral’s talking therapies service or find out more:

GP referrals are also in place for people who wish to talk to their GP about how they are feeling first.

Dr Paula Cowan, Medical Director at the NHS Wirral CCG said: “1 in 4 people will experience a problem with their mental wellbeing at some point in their life. Being able to access the right mental health support at an early stage can make a real difference to recovery, and can help prevent people’s mental health getting worse.”

Please note that talking therapy is not for mental health emergencies.

If you need to talk to someone urgently:

-              Visit: http://www.cwp.nhs.uk/crisis/   

-              contact your GP or

-              call 111 (when it's less urgent than calling 999)