IAPT - Talking Therapies IOW

How do I access the service?

At NHS Talking Therapies, we are a self-referral service. This means you can contact us yourself if you would like an appointment.

We do also accept written referrals from other agencies (including your GP), as we understand the first phone call to make an appointment can cause anxiety, and are keen this doesn’t stop anyone accessing our service. If you are a professional wanting to refer someone, please call the number below to discuss how to do this.

To get yourself registered and book an appointment call 01983 532860.

What happens once I am registered?

At the point of registration, you will be offered an appointment. You will be offered our first available appointment, if this is inconvenient we will endeavour to find an alternative appointment that is better suited to your availability. This appointment will be with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) for an assessment of your mental health needs, they will then discuss options with you that are suitable to the problems you wish to overcome. This usually lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

All of our treatments require commitment to work together with your therapist to lead to change in your life. Homework tasks are common to help the therapy process advance.

We also offer effective computer based treatments to meet your needs, this includes an instant messaging service, and an online programs of guided self-help.

We will ask you to fill out questionnaires before your appointments as these help us understand what is going on for you, and how things change between sessions. This will usually be by an email but can send hard copies by post if easier, we ask for it to be filled out at least 1 hour prior to your appointment. Your answers will help us decide what journey is best for you.

Keeping you safe          

NHS Talking Therapies provide psychological support for people suffering from mild to moderate mental health difficulties. We are not able to provide an emergency service. If you believe that there are significant risks to you or another person’s safety then please call the local Single Point of Access Team on 01983 522214 (this is open 24/7, seven days a week).

All Practitioners within the team have a legal duty to keep you safe, this means should at any point during assessment/ sessions a serious risk to yourself or someone else be revealed, your Practitioner is required to share this information with other agencies (e.g. your GP). This sharing of information will be discussed with you fully. This is to help keep you and others safe.

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