Free courses to help with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, sleep problems and other similar issues are all available through the NHS. The courses are being provided by the county’s Let’s Talk service and are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Alex Burrage, of Let’s Talk, said: “One in four of us will be experiencing a mental health condition at any given time. Our courses are all held in community venues, and some are held during the day time while others are held in the evenings, so there is usually a course to suit everyone’s needs.
“They are educational in nature and there’s no need to share personal information or even speak in front of other people on the course, unless you want to.
“We’ve helped thousands of people overcome the most common mental health problems we can all experience from time to time, and the feedback we get from people who complete our courses is fantastic. Many people say they have changed their lives.”
Let’s Talk is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service provided by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
As well as courses, Let’s Talk also provides therapy over the phone as well as face-to-face. There are also guided self-help books you can access.
To find out more about courses in your area, ring 0800 073 2200