Don’t bottle things up – get help for your mental health
The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging people with common mental health problems to seek help through NHS Talking Therapies as part of a new campaign.
The service, previously known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), can help with problems such as anxiety and depression. People can self-refer into the service – which means they don’t have to see their GP.
NHS Talking Therapies offer free and confidential support including guided self-help, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, and group wellbeing workshops.
You can find out more on the NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board website: www.lancashireandsouthcumbria.icb.nhs.uk/TalkingTherapies
New name, same service
NHS Talking Therapies was previously known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). It changed its name earlier this year following an extensive engagement process by NHS England.
Because of this, the names of the local services you may have been used to have changed:
- Mindsmatter and First Step is now known as NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Talking Therapies and continues to be provided by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust for people living in Lancashire aged 16 and above and South Cumbria aged 18 and above, not including Blackpool and Cleveleys.
- Blackpool Healthier Minds is now known as NHS Blackpool Talking Therapies and continues to be provided by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for people living in Blackpool and Cleveleys aged 16 and above.
- The service provided by Lancashire Women is now known as NHS East Lancashire Talking Therapies for people living in East Lancashire (not including Blackburn with Darwen) aged 16 and above.