Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. Every week one in six people will visit their GP concerned about their mental health. One in four people go on to develop a recognised mental health problem which can affect their daily life, relationships or their physical health.
If you are worried about your mental health and would like to talk about your concerns you can contact any of these support services:
Telford & Wrekin IAPT Service
If you feel that you require support with your mental health you can contact the ACCESS team on 0808 196 4501 or by contacting your GP who will refer you in to the relevant mental health service. You can also contact Adult Social Care by telephone on 01952 385385 and select option 3.
Mental Health Services are provided jointly by Telford & Wrekin Council and the Midlands NHS Foundation Trust Services and they are available to anyone aged over 18, living in Telford and Wrekin and registered with a GP in the local area.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you should contact the ACCESS team on 0808 196 4501 and ask to be referred to the Crisis Home Treatment team. The Crisis Home Treatment team provide specialist support to those with a significant mental health problem who are in crisis. They are accessible 24 hours a day.
If you do not feel like talking about your mental health with another person, take a look at SilverCloud which is an online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme tailored to you and your needs. The programmes consist of seven to eight modules - you complete these at your own pace, in your own time. The goal of each module is for you to take the information and techniques learned - and to start applying them in your day-to-day life. These programmes have demonstrated high improvement rates for depression and anxiety.
Telford & Wrekin Council resources
- Download the Telford and Wrekin Mental Health Strategy for 2016 - 2019.
- Download the Telford & Wrekin Mental Health Vision for 2016 - 2019.
- View more information about the Mental Capacity Act.
- View more information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Last updated: 08/03/2021 12:59