Scunthorpe Talking Shop open day and exhibition

Today’s World Mental Health Day (October 10) and the Talking Shop in Scunthorpe is opening its doors this afternoon and encouraging residents to call in and sample some taster sessions on the services it provides to help overcome common mental health conditions.

Local people will also have the opportunity to browse an exhibition by a range of services including Addaction, Blue Door, Options Recovery College, Carers Support, North Lincolnshire Veterans, Job Centre, Perinatal Service and the Early Interventions Team.

The Talking Shop which located at 19 Market Hill is the Scunthorpe town centre base for the North Lincolnshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team which is part of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

The Shop provides free talking therapies to North Lincolnshire people over the age of 18 years who are experiencing feelings of depression, low mood, anxiety, and fears or problems coping with daily life and relationships.

Kate Ashley, IAPT Team Manager at the Talking Shop, said: “We are very excited to be able to offer this unique opportunity and using World Mental Health Day to showcase what we do. Just call in and have a cuppa and chat and pick up lots of information about managing your mental wellbeing.”

The Talking Shop’s team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists will be on hand to share tips and talk about how they can support people to better cope and manage stress, low mood and depression.

The open day and exhibition will be held between 2 to 4pm at the Talking Shop.

To find out more please phone 01724 867297 or call into the Talking Shop, 19 Market Hill, Scunthorpe, DN15 6SS or visit http://www.talkingsense.org/

Photo shows: (left to right): Harriet Rose, Jessica Forshaw and Lisa Briggs, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. 

Photo shows: (left to right): Harriet Rose, Jessica Forshaw and Lisa Briggs, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.