A PIONEERING new service is helping to support the mental health and wellbeing of people across Teesside.
IMPACT on Teesside is the primary care therapy service, available for people aged 16 and over, who are registered with a GP surgery in Stockton-on Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar.
Commissioned by NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group the service, provided by Alliance Psychological Services Ltd, works in partnership with Insight Healthcare, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, and Tees, Esk & Wear Valley Foundation Trust.
It offers a range of interventions including talking therapies and outreach services across the region, for people experiences difficulties that are impacting on their mental health, and is also the first in the country to provide recovery support for people who have experienced mental ill-health in the past.
NHS Tees Valley CCG commissioning lead for Durham, Darlington and Tees Mental Health, Autism and Learning Disabilities Partnership, Daniel Maddison, said: “One in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
“Psychological wellbeing therapies are available to support people across Teesside who are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety and a wide range of other common psychological and emotional issues.
“Talking therapies are a proven, effective way of helping people cope with emotional and mental health problems, enabling them to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and help to make positive changes”
The new service has an easy-to-use single point of access and staff work closely with GPs and other healthcare providers to develop mental health provision and support within practices, remotely with technology and in community health settings.
Support for mental health and wellbing issues is available by speaking to a GP or nurse or by contacting IMPACT on Teesside directly on:
Tel: 01642 573924
If you need to talk visit https://www.wecantalk.org/