• Team supports Mental Health Awareness Week

    An NHS service in Doncaster is using Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) to remind residents that therapy support is available if they are experiencing anxiety, low mood or stress.

    The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team at the Talking Shop in Doncaster is encouraging people to get in touch to improve their mental wellbeing.

    The IAPT service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) provides a range of ‘talking’ therapy support to help people to manage their mental health.

    The team offers free counselling and cognitive behaviour therapies to help people to cope with and manage a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. 

    Tim Godley, RDaSH Team Manager at the Talking Shop, said: “Now more than ever looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health. I would urge anyone who needs support to get in touch.” 

    During the Covid-19 pandemic the IAPT services have adapted the way they work. As well as offering telephone and video calls the teams have recently launched an online support programme called Mind District. This programme provides self-help strategies, skills and techniques to manage common mental health conditions.

    Talking therapies are available free to Doncaster residents aged 18 years and over. Local people can self-refer into the service by telephoning 01302 565556.


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