Over 65s urged to try out Talking Shop therapies

People aged over 65 in Doncaster experiencing anxiety, low mood or other common mental health conditions are being urged to try a free talking therapy service at the Talking Shop.

Located on 63 Hall Gate in Doncaster town centre the Talking Shop offers talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling depression, feelings of low mood, anxiety, particularly fears or problems coping with daily life and relationships.

The service is provided by Doncaster Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team which is part of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Tim Godley, RDaSH Team Manager at the Talking Shop, said: “In Doncaster one in four people over 65 are affected by depression but this age group is the least likely to seek support. This means that conditions like depression go undiagnosed and untreated. I would urge anyone to get in touch and take advantage of the talking therapies on offer.”

The Talking Shop’s therapies are available free to Doncaster residents aged 18 years and over. Local people can self-refer into the service and access a range of talking therapies and information that includes prevention and self-help literature.

To find out more simply telephone 01302 565650 or visit http://www.talkingsense.org/

(left to right): Elaine Lucas and Alison Humphreys, Talking Shop Admin Assistants; Sueli Montilha, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and Tim Godley, Team Manager.

(left to right): Elaine Lucas and Alison Humphreys, Talking Shop Admin Assistants; Sueli Montilha, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and Tim Godley, Team Manager.