New website launch offers free courses for common mental health conditions


People in Barnsley can now access free courses and resources to help with common mental health conditions online following the launch of the new Barnsley Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) website on Stress Awareness Day (Wednesday 7 November).

Barnsley IAPT is a service which aims to help people with common mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression.

Through the service’s new website, people can refer themselves to talking therapies for anxiety and depression by simply completing an online referral form.

People can also view dates, times and venues and book directly on to free two hour wellbeing workshops on topics such as improving motivation and mood, problem solving, and worry management at the press of a button. Each workshop is run by qualified practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The new website also provides useful information about the service and has links to other services within the Barnsley area.

Liz Holdsworth, team manager, said: “People often feel stressed and worried about things, but sometimes these feelings can escalate to the point where they are affecting your life.

“If you suffer from feelings of stress or low mood to the point where you feel as though your life is beginning to be affected, it’s really important to get help early. There are many different ways that we can help you with your issues. We have a wide range of options including free workshops, Stresspac courses, telephone or internet-based therapy and courses and face to face therapies. Our staff can discuss with you which option would be best for you and make it easier for you to get the right help for your needs.”

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New website launch offers free courses for common mental health conditions

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