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Healthy Minds

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A helping hand for adults with anxiety and depression. We provide short-term interventions and guidance on self-help coping strategies

Find us in the old Income Tax office, by the Bus Terminus in Town. 

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  • What we Offer

    • We offer short-term interventions for adults with anxiety and depression.
    • We cannot offer longer-term therapy, appointments with a psychiatrist, medication management, diagnosis of any mental health problem, risk management or crisis support.  
    • Please be aware that our service is unlikely to be suitable for you if you are at immediate or imminent risk to yourself or others. If you need urgent crisis support, please contact your GP or attend the Emergency Department at the PEH. You can also telephone the Samaritans on 116123.
    • Silver Cloud online computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy programme
      • Course of 7-8 modules for depression, stress and anxiety
      • Modules include videos, psycho-educational content, quiz, personal stories and interactive activities
      • You will be supported by a practitioner with regular reviews via the programme
      • Accessible at any time, using your computer, tablet or phone
      • Introductory video here
    • Individual sessions: up to 6-8 sessions using either Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Counselling, EMDR and CAT.
      • Guided self help:   uses CBT-based printed self-help material specific to current difficulties. Most structured & focused. 4-6 sessions.
      • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT):   looks at the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  Practice of new skills is encouraged between sessions.  6-8 sessions.
      • Counselling:   offers space to explore thoughts and feelings, particularly about difficult current situations.  6-8 sessions 
      • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR):  for single event trauma. A structured therapy that encourages the person to briefly focus on the trauma memory and simultaneously experience bilateral stimulation (usually eye movements but tapping and hand buzzers can also be used).
      • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT):  CAT is an active therapy, inviting you to be the observer of your own life and to take part in what needs change. Many of our automatic responses to other people stem from patterns of relating in early life. CAT therapy can help us look at our patterns and the effect these have on our relationships, our work, and the way we see ourselves. CAT guides us in changing learned attitudes and beliefs about ourselves and others and helps us focus on ways to make better choices.
  • Self-refer or come to us via your GP

    • You can either refer yourself using the self-referral portal ( or your GP can complete a referral form and give you a self assessment form which you should complete and return to us. 
    • You will receive an initial email confirming your referral has been sent to us and once we have received your referral, a text message will be sent confirming that we will be in contact.
    • Once your referral has been processed, you will receive a link via text message to use our online booking system to book your initial telephone assessment. 
    • After the telephone assessment, you and the therapist will agree a plan for what happens next, where you may be offered face to face therapy.
    • It is important that you commit to attend all planned sessions in order to gain the most benefit.

You can find out more information about the service in our 'Healthy Minds - Service Information' document which is available in the downloads section on this page.

Healthy Minds is based on the UK NHS Talking Therapies service model.

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