What Kind Of Help Can I Get?

When should I ask for help? If you think you want or need help, then ask.

when should i ask for help

Everybody sometimes feels a bit low or anxious. You can get help for these difficulties by contacting our service. Lets-Talk.co (IAPT) offers evidence-based treatments for common mental health problems like anxiety, depression, stress and relationship difficulties.

We work with people who experience difficulties like:

  • Stress and Worries
  • Low mood and depression
  • Sleep problems

We also provide treatments for a range of diagnoised difficulties, including:

  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Health Anxiety

treatment pathway

Let’s talk about the help you can get

Lets-Talk.co (IAPT) offers a range of therapy options in order to meet your specific needs. You can see one of our Step 2 or our Step 3 workers for any of the following interventions:

One-to-one psychological therapy
You can see one of our workers face to face to discuss your difficulties. We offer a range of different therapies to suit your needs, like Guided self-help, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Counselling.  these treatments can be delivered over the telephone, in one to one meetings, or through workshops and groups. You can find out more about each type of treatment and the differences between them by clicking on each word.

Telephone support
Busy lifestyle, difficulty attending appointments…
Lets-Talk.co (IAPT) offers therapy over the phone with one of our workers. You can get support over the phone or a combination of telephone and another type of treatment like one-to-one support or computerized therapy. This type of help is designed to give you the maximum benefit and at the same time it is tailored around your needs and ability to attend appointments.

Computer aided therapy
We offer access to computer aided CBT (cCBT).  Free to access web programmes might be offered to you if you are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression whereas Fear Fighter might be offered to you if you are experiencing panic and / or have a specific phobia, which causes you distress and leads to avoidance of a range of situations. You can access and use these programmes from your own home, a library or anywhere with an Internet connection.

- Workshops and Groups
We offer a range of groups, designed to target your specific difficulty. You might be offered a group to attend that will address your problem in a supportive environment with people who experience something similar to you. We offer both psycho-educational groups as well as therapy groups for specific disorders like generalized anxiety and social phobia.

Sign-posting
A very important part of what we do is trying to find appropriate help and services that might assist with problems we do not work with, like substance and / or alcohol abuse, housing problems, debt, etc. This might be done in combination with accessing our service, or if we are not the right service for you we will try our best to find you the appropriate kind of help.

 

Sally’s story:

Sally came to see a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for six sessions of Guided Self-help Treatment:

 “I started to feel depressed a few months ago when my back pain got very bad. I was under a lot of pressure at work at the time and I felt like everything around me was going wrong. I started to worry everyday about small things and by the time I came home after work at night I was exhausted and short-tempered around my family. Over time I stopped seeing my friends and couldn’t be bothered to do anything for myself anymore. My husband took over a lot of the cooking and housework and I started to feel as though my problems would just get worse and worse. Coming to see a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner helped me to focus on things I used to do and to get back into being more active at a pace that suited me. They were very supportive and showed me that by challenging negative thoughts like “I can’t be bothered, what’s the point?” I could overcome a lot of hurdles to feel better. Learning these skills has helped me to improve my confidence, I don’t feel worried about things going wrong much anymore, I just deal with it if it happens.”

 Mark’s story:

Mark had ten sessions Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with a CBT therapist:

 “One day last year I got on the train to make my usual journey to work. As we left the station I suddenly felt, hot, sweaty and dizzy and I couldn’t breathe. I was so panicked I got off the train at the next stop and called my wife. We went straight to A&E thinking that I was seriously ill but after several tests they told me that I was having a panic attack. At first I didn’t know what this was and I felt embarrassed to tell anyone. I didn’t know how to deal with the thought of having another one so I stopped going to work and, after another attack in the supermarket, I completely stopped leaving the house. My family were really worried about me and encouraged me to see a Therapist at the IAPT Service. It was really helpful to learn about how my anxiety response affects my body and I learned by going into situations that made me anxious that over time my anxiety went away. It was really hard to face my fears at first, but gradually I realised that nothing terrible was going to happen. Now I’ve gone back to work and I feel a lot better.

Take a look at the list on the right, one or more of those sentences might describe how you are feeling at the moment.

If so then this is what you do next:

  • Click on the title that describes how you feel;
  • Look at what is on the page;
  • Decide if the course is for you;
  • Follow the links at the bottom of each page and…

… Let’s Talk about it.