Our Healthy Minds website provides an array of helpful information and services for common mental health issues such as; depression, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, bereavement, debt and much more. Many people experience some of these issues at some point in their lives and the Healthy Minds website is there to help provide a support service when needed.
Visit the website at: http://www.eastlancshealthyminds.co.uk/
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) / Talking Therapies
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), is a programme that was introduced by NHS England in 2008 to improve access to treatment and services by providing faster access to talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
The IAPT service provides evidence based treatments for people aged 16+ with mild to moderate anxiety and depression (implementing NICE Guidelines). The service is also available to help patients manage the psychological and emotional impact of long term health conditions e.g. COPD, diabetes.
Treatments may be delivered as part of a group, online or on a one to one basis. Once an assessment has been completed a therapist will speak to the patient about treatment options. Patients are able to self-refer and will receive an assessment without needing to see their GP first.
Conditions treated include:
Adjustment issues e.g. retirement, redundancy, disability
Dealing with diagnosis and living with health conditions/long term conditions e.g. COPD, diabetes
Mild to moderate anxiety or depression
Pre & post-natal depression (perinatal)
Mental Health Services Map
Health organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria have worked together to develop this interactive map of mental health services.
The Google Maps based system lists all the organisations working locally, and allows you to search for your closest service or for specific types of support, to help you get appropriate care.