Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire’s talking therapy services TalkingSpace Plus and Healthy Minds are waiting for your call as national landmark mental health campaign launches with ‘Help!’ from The Beatles; backed by some of the biggest recording artists, the new landmark campaign uses the classic 1964 Beatles song to reinforce the message for people to take better care of their mental health.
People struggling with their mental health are encouraged to seek immediate help – just like the theme of the famous Beatles song – and say ‘Help me if you can I’m feeling down’ thanks to some of the biggest recording artists, like Craig David, Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, Tom Grennan, Laura Mvula, Ella Henderson and Max George.
It is hoped the poignant soundtrack will encourage people to think and reflect about their mental health.
According to NHS England and Improvement, since April 2020, over 230,000 nationally have come forward for NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Physiological Therapies) talking therapies.
Anybody experiencing anxiety, depression, or other common mental health concerns in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire is encouraged to get in touch and see how talking therapies can help them.
Josef Landsberg, Deputy Clinical Lead at Healthy Minds, said: “You have nothing to lose and so much to gain by taking those first steps and asking for help from your local IAPT service. Healthy Minds, the Buckinghamshire IAPT service, want you to come forward so made it even easier to get your foot in the door by offering Bucks residents the option to choose and book their first appointment online by simply visiting their website. In addition to this the service can also be accessed via conventional routes and effective treatment is available either face to face, over the phone or by video consultation.”
Jo Ryder, Consultant Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Lead & Head of IAPT, for TalkingSpace Plus said: ”If you or someone you know and care about is struggling with their mental health and well-being TalkingSpace Plus is here to help you. Our treatment is available over the telephone, via video consultations and can be available face to face too. You don’t even have to visit your GP to get help, you can self refer by visiting our website.”
In Oxfordshire visit Talking Space Plus or call 01865 901 222
In Buckinghamshire visit Healthy Minds or call 01865 901 600 or text TALK and your name to 07798667169.
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Published: 17 January 2022