Help is on hand for people experiencing stress or low mood in Kirklees thanks to South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team.
The team, who provide a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health conditions, are hosting a number of free seminars throughout November and December.
Each 90 minute session, held in convenient and central locations in Kirklees, will focus on teaching people quick and effective ways to manage the feelings and emotions they may be experiencing. A number of sessions will look at lifting low mood, and others will concentrate on helping people cope with stress.
IAPT’s team of trained professionals work alongside local GPs to offer various types of treatment including stress control courses, guided self-help, and counselling. Their range of techniques can help people to address their current problems, gain a new understanding of the difficulties they are facing, and make important changes to their lives.
Sarah Mullaney, senior psychological wellbeing practitioner, said: “Lots of people experience stress and low mood but not many people get help for their conditions. Our seminars are there to make it easier for people to get the support they need to keep themselves well now and in the future.
“You won’t be asked to talk about your feelings or problems at our seminars and you can even bring a friend or family member along for support if you need to. Our seminars are informal, friendly, and run by qualified NHS experts who have your best interests in mind and will do all they can to help you.
“You might not even have thought about getting help for your stress or low mood before but if you come along, you’ll see how making just a few small changes can really help.”
The seminars will be held in both the day and evening and are free to people aged over 18 registered with a Kirklees GP. For a full list of dates, visit swyt.co/kirkleesiapt. To book a place on a seminar, call the team on 01484 434625/6.