Our Kirklees and Calderdale IAPT service is here for local people suffering from common mental health problems.
We are a flexible and adaptable service, working within the community delivering psychological interventions to treat people suffering from mood and anxiety based disorders. IAPT is run in Kirklees and Calderdale by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Service Manager Richard Holder said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us. It’s triggered stress anxiety and worry. People have been facing considerable uncertainty, loss, and distress. These are challenging times and it’s ok not to be ok. Whether the impact has been on a practical level or emotional level such as grief, low mood and isolation, it is important to know you are not alone and that support is available.”
The service provides evidence-based treatment, using talking therapies to deliver compassionate care, ensuring you feel connected, empowered and able you to enhance your wellbeing.
What we do know is that some individuals and some communities have been particularly affected. As Richard explains: “We are driven to support the BAME community, by providing a culturally sensitive service with practitioners from diverse backgrounds and who can speak a variety of languages. We also have dedicated support for members of the LGBT+ community, providing a supportive and non-judgemental service. Mental and physical health are closely linked and we can support people suffering from long term health conditions, having specially trained staff to provide psychological interventions to deal with such difficulties and distress.”
Referrals can be made by your GP or you can also do it yourself by calling 01484 343700 or visiting our website www.kirkleesiapt.co.uk