A team which supports the mental wellbeing of North Lincolnshire people is using World Mental Health Day (October 10) to remind residents that support is available if they are feeling depressed, anxious or stressed.
The Talking Shop at 19 Market Hill, in Scunthorpe is the town centre base for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). The service provides a range of free talking therapies to anyone over the age of 18 years.
Lisa Briggs, IAPT Team Manager at the Talking Shop, said: “It’s really important that we all encourage our family, friends and colleagues to reach out and seek help when they are going through a difficult time.
“Now more than ever, it is important to look after our mental health. As circumstances change and people move through different stages of their life, especially in regard to the coronavirus pandemic, these issues can all have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing. If you are struggling to cope with daily life then support is available locally.”
The Talking Shop’s team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists provide support to help people cope better to manage stress, low mood and anxiety.
North Lincolnshire people can self-refer into the service and access a range of talking therapies and also self-help information and resources to use in their own homes. Appointments are currently being conducted by telephone or video.
To find out more about the Talking Shop please phone 01724 867297 or call into the Talking Shop, 19 Market Hill, Scunthorpe, DN15 6SS or visit https://iapt.rdash.nhs.uk/