Mental health support for long term conditions
A service which provides psychological therapies to Doncaster people living with long term conditions is urging residents to get in touch if they are feeling low, anxious, depressed or stressed.
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Long Term Conditions (LTC) team which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is using Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) to remind residents that support is available to ensure their physical and mental wellbeing.
The service is provided free, to people aged over 18 years, with a long term physical condition or medically unexplained symptoms which are causing them to become anxious, depressed or stressed.
Joanne Goulding, RDaSH Team Manager for the IAPT LTC service, said: “We provide a range of psychological therapies to support people’s mental health when coping with their long term condition. We are using Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage all those who are feeling mentally unwell as a result of their physical condition to get in touch.”
The team of specially trained therapists promotes a person centered and holistic approach and works with the person to support both their physical and mental health needs. People can self-refer into the service by telephoning 01302 566999.