The global COVID-19 outbreak we are currently living through has caused unprecedented times of change and uncertainty for us all. As a result, many people are experiencing concerns and worries for the future. For those that already experience stress and anxiety, the pandemic is likely to be creating further worries and triggering symptoms. For those that may have not experienced anxiety issues in the past, the widespread impact of the outbreak could be causing symptoms of anxiety or panic for the first time, particularly if they have friends and family that are vulnerable to the virus or those that have been affected by losing work or employment. Many vulnerable people have been particularly affected by the pandemic, it is not unusual to feel stressed, confused and isolated during a crisis. We are now beginning to see the impact of the pandemic on people’s mental wellbeing, and it is so important to ensure people are aware of the TALKWORKS service.
TALKWORKS is the NHS free, confidential psychological therapies service. We are open to all referrals offering initial assessment appointments and follow up sessions on the telephone or through digital platforms.
- People can easily self-refer by phone or online at our website
- We are increasing access for people aged 18+ experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of stress, sleep problems, low mood or anxiety (including phobias)
- We are particularly keen to increase access from perinatal parents, people living in rural areas, older people, and serving or ex-members of the armed forces
- We also see people whose long term health physical health condition is impacting their mood, or vice versa
Please see leaflets below for more information:-