Feeling low, anxious or stressed? Refer yourself to Wirral’s mental health talking therapies service
25 January 2019
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 therapies which include:
- cognitive behavioural therapies
- 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:
- call 0151 649 1859 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
- Complete an online referral form
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)
What is IAPT?
To mark 10 years of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Prof David M Clark reviews the growth and successes of this landmark psychological therapy service in his new blog on the NHS England website