Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) NHS
Psychological Wellbeing Service (PWS) is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. Our aim is to make psychological therapies more accessible to people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The psychological therapies offered are approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
How can we help?
This service provides help to people aged 17 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, including: generalised anxiety disorder (GAD); social anxiety; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); health anxiety; panic; phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, you do not need a diagnosis to access the service and they also see people with problems such as stress, low confidence, sleep disturbance and self-esteem issues. There is no upper age limit for people accessing our service.
The main treatment we offer is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and a range of different therapy modalities are used in the service wellbeing workshops. The suitability and availability of the different treatment options will be discussed in your initial assessment if this is something you are keen to find out more about.
The service also works with people with long term physical health conditions (LTCs) including coronary heart disease (CHD), respiratory problems, chronic pain and diabetes. It is known that those with LTCs such as these are more likely to experience depression and/or anxiety.