Talking Therapies

Please click here for the Emotional Wellbeing Service's Talking Therapies leaflet.

Stressed, anxious or feeling down?

We all sometimes feel stressed, anxious or down from time to time, but if you have been having these feelings for a few weeks or more you may benefit from our support.

You are not alone. Many people experience common mental health problems at some point in their life. Some physical long term health conditions can also impact negatively on mental health.

Symptoms can include:


• Loss of confidence and feeling low in mood
• Feeling anxious or panicky
• Not being able to enjoy the things you usually do
• Unexplained aches and pains
• Avoiding people, even those you’re close to
• Sleeping badly
• Loss of appetite
• Feeling bad, hopeless or guilty, or dwelling on things from the past


• Physical symptoms such as sweating, shaking, heart palpitations, chest/stomach pain
• Experiencing irrational thoughts and feelings
• Frequently worrying about things or feelings
• Avoiding situations to escape feeling any of the above


• Unable to concentrate
• Focusing on the negatives and worrying about things
• Feeling angry or overwhelmed
• Losing out on sleep, loss of appetite
• Feeling isolated or feeling down

Help is available

Mental health is as significant as physical health so it's important that we prioritise this and get help as soon as possible.

With talking and digital therapy, a trained therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems. It’s an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on your behaviour and mood.

The therapist will support you to look at your problems in a different way and help you make positive changes.

The aim of talking and digital therapy is to help you feel better. Many people find it helps them make positive changes, take control, improve their confidence and feel happier.

If your emotional wellbeing is affected by employment issues, there is also a dedicated Employment Advisory Team who can offer support and assistance when you receive therapy.

Where to go for help

You can refer yourself, you don’t need to see your GP, simply;

Text: TALK to 60163
Telephone: 01482 335451

Find out more by visiting

NHS Mental Health Apps Library

Why not visit the NHS endorsed directory of digital mental health services. There you will find a selection of online tools, resources and apps to help treat depression and anxiety and manage your condition.