Our Health & Wellbeing services offer a range of psychological interventions for people who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, low mood, sleep problems and issues with taking their HIV medication.
We use evidence-based and clinically proven intervention methods including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Mindfulness-based techniques. Keep reading for information on each service and how they may be of benefit to you.
Anxiety Management Service
Anxiety is a normal and natural bodily response to a stressful situation. Everyone experiences anxiety, which usually passes quickly. However, sometimes life events can cause us to experience higher levels of anxiety that can impact on our lives.
The anxiety management service offers 1-2-1 psychological support with our team of Psychological Practitioners. The service is for anyone that is experiencing on-going anxiety that is impacting on their everyday life. The service helps people identify the causes of their anxiety and offers different ways to help you cope, manage and reduce the anxiety symptoms.
You will be offered an initial assessment and then a number of sessions where you will learn strategies and ways to manage your anxiety.
• Learning solutions to manage anxiety symptoms.
• A reduction in anxiety levels.
Most people will experience sleep problems at some point in their life. Usually, most sleep problems will pass on their own in a few days or weeks but if a sleep problem lasts for longer than 4 – 6 weeks it can become more problematic.
If you have been experiencing on-going sleep difficulties for 4 – 6 weeks or longer then our outpatient sleep service may be able to help you.
We offer an initial assessment to help both you and us understand the cause of the sleep problem. We will explore and develop solutions, with you, to help improve your sleep. You will be asked to keep a sleep diary, which we provide, and we will look at setting a sleep routine that works for you.
• Learning how to manage your sleep difficulties.
• Gaining education about sleep and how to overcome sleep problems.
• An improvement in your sleep.
Treatment support service
Our treatment support service is for anyone who is experiencing uncertainties and indecision’s about HIV treatment.
We offer a safe, confidential and non-judging space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings about treatment options.
The overall aim is to work together on coming to a decision that is right for you.
• A safe place to speak openly about your thoughts and feelings around treatment.
• Support from an experienced psychological practitioner.
• Regular session times to suit your needs.
Get in touch
For more information about our psychological services and how to access them, please contact Jackie Titley or Sean Skinner on 01273 694222. Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm, or click here for information about referrals.