Services

The service is a partnership between North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare (NHS Trust), North Staffs Mind and Changes Healthy and Wellbeing providing access to evidence-based psychological therapies recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the following common mental health problems such as:

> Anxiety
> Depression
> GAD – General Anxiety Disorder
> OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
> PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
> Panic Attacks
> Social Anxiety
> Phobias

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The Healthy Minds Partnership Offers…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This therapy is offered by cognitive behavioural therapists. This is a practical and structured talking therapy that involves helping individuals become aware and change unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that could be causing or maintaining difficulties, and this may help to change the way people feel. This therapy is helpful for both anxiety and depression and helps people to reach the goals agreed in therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Counselling for Depression

Counselling is a talking therapy which provides a safe space to explore the difficulties that the client is experiencing which cause distress.

Over a period of weeks, the counsellor will meet with the client to help to talk about their feelings and thoughts. The process of counselling aims to help them to understand themselves, and their life, better. Counselling can enable people to recognize their own abilities to make choices and changes, and to gain new perspectives which can lead to better mental well-being.

 

Guided Self-Help & Educational Programmes

The service offers guided self-help, providing clients with access to accurate and up-to-date information relevant to their recovery, including ‘self-help’ books, handouts, CDs etc.
Clients will be offered either individual or telephone appointments, whichever is most convenient – based on key assisted self-help elements: behavioural activation, educational programmes, referral to local support agencies, medication management and information giving.

Clients will also have access to the ‘Positive Changes’ programmes, i.e. stress and anxiety, dealing with difficult emotion, and assertiveness – based on the same key assisted self-help elements, and following a personalized Wellness Action Plan (WAP).

In summary, the main step 2 interventions can be listed as follows:

>        Psycho-education
>        Information Prescription
>        Signposting/referral to local support agencies
>        Medication Management
>        Guided Self-Help (Workbooks for Depression, GAD, Panic/Phobia)
>        Behavioural Activation
>        Problem-Solving
>        Personal Support and Active monitoring
>        Facilitate Structured Exercise


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