Mental Health Year of Wellbeing

Mental health support in Telford and Wrekin

One in four of us suffer from problems that affect our mental health. If you need help there is lots of mental health support in Telford and Wrekin.
Mental health support in Telford and Wrekin.

There are lots of ways you can get additional mental health support in Telford and Wrekin.

Sometimes you are going to need more support. The help you might vary depending on what you are experiencing. But if you are struggling and you think any of these organisations can help, please get in touch. Any of these organisations offering mental health support in Telford and Wrekin are open, friendly and ready to talk.


Healthy Lifestyle Advisors

In Telford and Wrekin, we have Healthy Lifestyle Advisors who can work with you to create a personalised plan to help improve your wellbeing.

They are friendly, personal, and full of local knowledge. Whatever healthy change you want to make, they can help you. The advisors can also support with changes to your physical health, like losing weight, exercising more, and stopping smoking.

If you think you would benefit from meeting and talking your wellbeing through with someone, book an appointment.


Mental health support from the NHS

One in four of us suffer from problems that affect our mental health – so it is common.

The NHS has a depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz that will help you better understand how you feel.

Non-urgent NHS psychological therapies

If you think you may be suffering from depression and anxiety, there is support for you locally. 

You can refer yourself to Telford and Wrekin’s non-urgent NHS psychological therapies service, also known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

They provide evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety. You can book a telephone assessment with a practitioner or signup to SilverCloud.

SilverCloud is an online therapy programme that allows you to access Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. With SilverCloud, you can complete therapy in your own time and at your own pace while having regular online reviews with a trained practitioner.

For urgent mental health issues call Telford and Wrekin’s 24/7 helpline

You can call 0809 1964 501 and speak to a professional locally. They can discuss your current mental health needs and provide access to further support if needed at any time of day.

It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.

You will not be wasting anyone’s time by calling.


24-hour listening support

Samaritans

When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything troubling you, no matter how difficult:

Shout 85258

Shout 85258 offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance:


Thoughts of suicide or harming yourself

If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thought about self-harm, it’s important to tell someone.

These thoughts and feelings can be complex, frightening and confusing, but you do not have to struggle alone.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, contact one of the organisations in this email to get support right away.

It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.


Want to know more about improving how you feel?

We have lots more tips and information to share with you that can help improve how you feel.

Join our Year of Wellbeing and make a pledge to improve your wellbeing this year and we will email you with tips and information you easily can put into practice.

This is your time to feel healthier and happier – join the year of wellbeing today.

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