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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Statistically that means you are likely to know someone who has been affected. After all, we don’t expect our physical health to be perfect all the time, and the same applies to our mental health too.

These problems can’t always be overcome by a single visit to your GP or by medication alone – and that’s when the Psychological Wellbeing Service can help. We’re here to offer you the time and support to help you improve your mental wellbeing.

Our practitioners, in discussion with you, will decide which treatment option will work best for you. You’ll find that we’re empathic, nonjudgmental, and skilful at working with a range of problems that affect mental wellbeing.

What do Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners do?

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) offer short-term evidenced-based talking therapy to help people suffering with mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Interventions provided include: -

  • One-to-one guided self-help
  • Group-based interventions
  • Signposting to relevant services
  • Medication management
  • Face-to-face or telephone support

PWP’s use a wide range of interventions including Graded Exposure, Behavioural Activation and Cognitive Restructuring

What does the treatment consist of?

You will be offered guided self-help using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based interventions. CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of anxiety and depression. PWPs use interventions such as Graded Exposure, Behavioural Activation and Cognitive Restructuring in order to overcome and reduce symptoms of anxiety and low mood. These interventions are used in a collaborative and supportive way, in order to help you achieve your agreed goal.

Where and When?

Sessions can take place at a range of times and venues all across the city, usually in Health Centres.