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    UPDATE: Our Corby Crisis Cafe will be closed today from 5pm to 10pm. Our Wellingborough Crisis Cafe is open as usual from 12pm to 10pm. For 24-hour mental health support call 0800 448 0828.

     

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NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies

We help people aged 17.5 and up with mild to moderate depression and/or an anxiety disorder. We often work with carers and people with long-term conditions where anxiety and depression is the focus.

Free talking therapies webinars

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Free NHS wellbeing webinars

NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies is offering free webinars to provide the tools to manage low mood, sleep, worry and practice mindfulness.

These webinars provide educational and practical help to support you to learn relevant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to make positive changes in daily life.

The sessions will offer interactive support providing guidance and tips. When you join, your microphone and camera will be switched off, you will be able to see the presentation and therapist leading the session but they won’t be able to see you.

Please note, you are only able to join one webinar as an entry point into the service. As links for the webinars will be sent by email, please continue to check your junk folder as some invites will end up here.

To find out more about webinars, take the first step and register for support by clicking here and completing the online form.

Improve your mood for depression – Fridays 11am – 1pm every two weeks

This webinar provides an introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an understanding of what depression is and what can cause depression. The webinar will then discuss how depression is maintained before looking at different ways you can improve your mood moving forwards.

Managing your worries – Mondays 3pm – 5pm every two weeks

This webinar provides an introduction into CBT, an understanding of anxiety and further understanding of worry and the different types of worry. This webinar will then discuss different ways to manage worries.

Mindfulness - Wednesday 12pm – 2pm every two weeks

This webinar will provide a brief history of mindfulness before discussing the benefits of practising mindfulness meditation. The session will explore what mindfulness is, how to be more mindful and how mindfulness works, and will also include a mindfulness meditation.

Sleep - Tuesdays 12pm – 2pm every two weeks

This webinar will provide an understanding of what sleep is and what a typical night’s sleep looks like. The webinar will explore what can cause issues with sleep, how difficulties with sleep are maintained, the impact of poor sleep and how anxiety and stress impact on sleep. The session will then discuss the benefits of good sleep, how relaxation can help with sleep and different ways to improve sleep.

Financial stress

Currently running on a monthly basis, this webinar will include both practical ideas and general coping strategies for those affected by recent financial pressures with the rising cost of living.

Menopause webinar workshop

This workshop aims to help anyone who thinks they might be going through any stage of the menopause (Perimenopause, Menopause or Post-menopause) and experiencing low mood or anxiety. This is typically experienced 45 years+ but can be younger ages therefore our webinar is open to all. In the workshop you can learn more about the stages of menopause, how this can impact your mood and importantly – how we can help you help yourself in managing these symptoms.

Welcome webinars

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Welcome webinars

NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies offers support to adults across Northamptonshire who are feeling low in mood, anxious or overwhelmed.

To help improve knowledge and understanding of the types of therapies the service offers and what difficulties that can support, we have introduced online optional webinars that people can register for when referring to the service.

The Welcome Webinar gives patients an overview of all that talking therapies can offer. The sessions contains scientifically evidenced psychological tools to help soothe anxiety and lift participants mood. 

The webinar covers what patient may be feeling or doing in their daily life if the patients are feeling low in mood, anxious or worried. The webinar also gives information about other organisations and services that could help the patient.  

As links for the webinars will be sent by email, please continue to check your junk folder as some invites will end up here.

Register for a welcome webinar today

How you might be feeling

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How you might be feeling

NHS Northamptonshire talking therapies can help you with low mood and a variety of anxiety issues such as worry about your health, intrusive thoughts, panic, social anxiety. We also offer support for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Low mood/depression

Everyone suffers with low mood at times but this usually passes. When you have a persistent low feeling that does not seem to be getting better, it may be the time to seek help. If you notice that you are having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, your appetite has changed, you start to have negative thoughts about yourself, others and the future, then you may be experiencing depression.

Anxieties

There are several types of anxiety which talking therapies can help with. For example:

Not being able to switch off from worrying (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviours or rituals (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), worrying excessively about your health (Health Anxiety), having intense physical feelings of anxiety and being fearful you might die as a consequence (Panic Disorder), avoiding social situations (Social Anxiety) or avoiding going out at all (Agoraphobia)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD does not occur after all traumatic events and it is treatable with talking therapies. It can occur within a few months of an event or be triggered much later in life. If you notice that you are fearful in your everyday life, feel as if you are re-experiencing the event all over again (flashbacks), have persistent nightmares or are remain feeling ‘on edge’, you may be experiencing PTSD.

Richard has received support through talking therapies, and has taken the time in this short video to discuss his experience:

What are talking therapies?

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What are talking therapies?

Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS staff. They can help with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Talking therapies can help you to understand your problems and find ways to manage them. Our therapists can guide you through this process. We also have Peer Supporters who can work alongside our therapists to offer you additional support.

One therapy we use is called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, in this video one of our team introduces you to the therapy:

What happens after I've completed the form?

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What happens after referral?

We will contact you and offer a telephone assessment. We will ask questions to find out what difficulties you are experiencing and how we might be able to help you.

You will be invited to join a welcome webinar, which you can attend on a day suitable to you or watch back in your own time.

What kind of help can we offer?

Services we offer include group work, webinars, online programmes or one-to-one sessions with a therapist.

If we cannot help with your difficulties, we will guide you to a service that can support you.

Support for those living with a long term-condition

Introducing NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies Health

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Support for people living with a long term-condition

NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies Health is a talking therapies service for people living with a long-term condition such as diabetes, respiratory difficulties (e.g., COPD), cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). 

We offer non-urgent psychological therapy for common mental health problems in the context of a long-term condition. 

We support people from across Northamptonshire, including Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Daventry.

Who do we support? 

We support people who are: 

  • Aged 17 and a half or over
  • Registered with a GP in Northamptonshire
  • Diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 and 2), respiratory difficulties (e.g., COPD), cancer or cardiovascular problems
  • Experiencing emotional distress.

How we can help

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How we can help

It is common to experience negative emotions, difficult thoughts and distressing physical symptoms when living with a long-term condition. This can make it more difficult to cope with self-care needs and daily demands. 

Common difficulties include feeling low in mood, anxious, frustrated, hopeless, having a sense of loss and struggling to adjust to a physical health diagnosis and any required lifestyle changes. 

We are a team of psychological practitioners who have knowledge and understanding of the challenges experienced by people living with a long-term condition.

We offer treatments via video-call, telephone and face-to-face sessions. These could be one-to-one sessions, groups or webinars.

We use a stepped-care approach, which means that you receive the most effective treatment for your needs. This will be in the form of low-intensity or high-intensity treatment. We tailor the treatments we offer to your specific needs so you can achieve your therapy goals.

We are here to support you in case your physical health condition has resulted in difficulties such as depression, panic, phobias (e.g. agoraphobia, needle phobia), anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, diabetes distress, fear of cancer recurrence, low self-esteem, amongst others. 

Register with the health team

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Register with the health team

You can ask your GP or healthcare professional to make a referral on your behalf.

Alternatively, you can sign up yourself by phone, email or post:

03000 270584 (9am - 4pm)

talkinghealthnorthants@nhft.nhs.uk

NHS Northamptonshire Talking Therapies Health, Lotus House, Victoria Street, Northampton, NN1 3NR.

Please note: we are not an emergency service. If you require urgent help, please call NHS 111, The Samaritans on 116 123 or the mental health number 0800 448 0828.

What happens next?

Once we have received your referral, we will contact you for an initial assessment to establish what your needs are and whether we are the best service to support you.

If we are suitable to support you, we will send you an appointment outcome letter outlining our discussion and any treatment plans. We will only share this information with your referrer/GP if you consent for us 
to do so.