On so-called Blue Monday, people in Barnsley experiencing common mental health conditions are being encouraged to seek help from a team of local NHS specialists.
Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust helps people get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy for common mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression. It can also help people to make changes in their lives and address current problems.
The team of qualified and experienced professionals offer online treatments, telephone treatments, and face to face treatment.
By 2020/21 it’s expected that over 1.5 million people with common mental health problems each year will access psychological therapies.
Liz Holdsworth, team manager, said: “If you suffer from feelings of stress or low mood to the point where you feel as though you can no longer cope, it’s really important to get help. IAPT’s friendly team offer a range of workshops and stress management groups that cover skills to help you manage – you can book directly onto these or refer yourself via our website.”
Book onto the workshops at www.barnsleyiapt.co.uk