Lets Talk Wellbeing
Let's Talk Wellbeing
What is Let’s Talk Wellbeing?
A service to help people with common mental health problems gain quick access to evidence based talking therapy. It is part of a government initiative to improve access to psychological therapies. The service is a partnership between Rethink and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and is funded by Nottinghamshire County PCT. However it will link in with all the other services in Nottinghamshire County both voluntary (add names) and statutory (Jobcentre+, add names etc)
How are people referred to the service?
Through the GP at the moment, hopefully this will expand in time to encompass multi agency referral routes as well as self referral.
What is ‘improved access to psychological therapies’?
Improved access to psychological therapies is a national training programme to increase the numbers of therapists who deliver talking therapies to people with common mental health problems (high prevalence disorders). This should mean that people presenting with depression and anxiety get more choice about the type of therapy they can access, more choice about how it is delivered and greater choice about when and where it is delivered.
What are the referral criteria?
Let’s Talk - Wellbeing will see people who present with high prevalence disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Is it free at the point of access?
The service is free to patients
What are the low and high intensity worker and what do they do?
Both deliver NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommended treatments. Not everybody needs to see a specialist straight away; most people need quick access to advice and support.
Low intensity – Deliver low intensity based therapy or facilitated self help. 75% delivered via the telephone using evidence based approaches and facilitating recovery through active self management. They will also help people access other services as required.
High intensity – work with those patients who have not responded to low intensity interventions or for where there is no evidence base for low intensity intervention. High intensity workers (Primary Care Therapist) will also supervise low intensity workers
What areas does the service cover? Where can the patients be seen?
Nottinghamshire County. The service can be accessed at a range of GP surgeries and community sites. We aim to meet people as close to their homes as possible for our initial assessment.
When is the service available?
The service will be available during the week from 8am to 8pm.
Will this service conflict with other treatments?
It would compliment other treatments in some cases, however, this would be discussed at assessment and a joint decision reached with the patient as to which treatment may be most helpful.
Is it accessible for hard to reach communities?
We do have a range of places where the service can be accessed across the community. We have plans to develop the service so that it is not just GP only referrals. We have a Support Worker for Older People, an Employment Support Worker and a Community Development Team to try to increase community liaison