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You may feel that you can do little to improve your mental health and emotional well being, but there are things that you can do to make a difference. The services described below aims to help you cope with your problems, to begin to help you understand how you feel and to help you start dealing with the problems in practical ways.
Anyone aged 18 years and over, who is suffering from mild to moderate symptoms of common mental health problems such as anxiety, stress and depression can access the service which includes:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinic
Out of the Blue (Post Natal Depression Group)
Let’s Talk - a new part of our service which offers cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
Exercise on Perscription
The service is available to anyone who is registered with a GP in South Gloucestershire. It is run by NHS South Gloucestershire's Primary Care Mental Health Team in community settings across the area.
If you would like to attend a workshop or receive counselling, or you feel that you may benefit from our other services, then discuss your needs with your GP. They will then make a referral for you.
If you are unsure if your GP is located in South Gloucestershire then either ask your surgery or contact NHS South Gloucestershire on 0117 330 2400.
If you would like further information on any of the services listed below please get in touch on 0117 9708951 or 0117 9708961.
There are 8 group workshops (listed below) running during the year at various venues throughout South Gloucestershire. Each offers practical support by helping you to change how you think and what you do.
· Anger Management
· Anxiety Management
· Assertiveness Skills
· Depression Management
· Improving Self Esteem
· Mindful Living
· Relaxation Skills
· Stress Management
One-to-one counselling is available for people who require more intensive support for the problems they are experiencing. Counselling is a way of addressing problems by talking them through with someone who, whilst supportive, is not directly involved in the situation.
Group therapy provides a safe environment for people to work on their difficulties and explore the way they get on with others. Whilst at times challenging, it can become a real source of support and strength.
The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic offers treatment for people who are experiencing life disrupting symptoms following trauma.
This group provides a safe, supportive, and social place where mothers can meet to share and discuss similar experiences, fears and challenges while re-building resilience and self-esteem.
Let’s Talk is a new part of our service which offers cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on the “here and now” and uses specific techniques based on modifying the behaviours and thoughts that can maintain depression and anxiety.
Let’s talk provides assessment, information, guidance and therapy including:
· Self help materials including ‘Books on Prescription’
· Guided self-help
· Face to face therapy
For more information on Let’s Talk visit http://www.talk2gether.nhs.uk/
If you would like further information on any part of the services listed above please get in touch on 0117 9708951 or 0117 9708961.
Getting some exercise can have a huge impact on improving your mental well being. Exercise on Prescription is a coordinated joint partnership between South Gloucestershire Council and NHS South Gloucestershire for inactive patients with certain long-term conditions such as:
Cornary Heart Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and
Under the scheme, a GP can refer patients to a 12 week tailored, safe personal activity programme, which normally takes place at anyone of five leisure centres across South Gloucestershire. You will be assessed and monitored throughout the programme, which aims to increase your physical activity levels longer term.
For more information visit about exercise on perscription: http://www.southglos.gov.uk/NR/exeres/2aefbd20-5b24-4c4f-a4f0-6ebb48fd47ea