Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in Shropshire - Resource Pack
The new Mental Health and Wellbeing Support in Shropshire online resource booklet is now available from the Healthy Shropshire site HERE or directly accessible HERE.
This resource has been produced to provide a quick reference on the support available locally and can be used by individuals or professionals to help signpost. This resource is intended to provide a first point of contact overview rather than to be a full directory.
The information is organised by type of support required, this includes contact details and information of who can most benefit as well as how to access.
NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression
Are you struggling with mild to moderate depression and anxiety related problems?
There is now a direct self-referral pathway for you to access the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Talking Therapy Service, also called Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
You do not need to make an appointment through the surgery, and we encourage you to complete the self-referral form HERE
Alternatively, you can contact them on 01952 457415 (open 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday). They will take your details and a telephone assessment will be arranged for you.
Acute Anxiety and Situational Anguish Support
We are a Telford & Wrekin commissioned listening service to facilitate those with acute anxiety and/or situational anguish offering 3-4, 50-minute sessions. Sessions are offered in a safe, non-judgmental space and can offer further support via the wider TACT services. Branches will help in a crisis but will also support recovery by helping people to develop skills for work and life.
Referrals to the listening service are welcomed by self-referral or via a professional referral, and we aim to make first contact with service users within 4 weeks. A blank referral form can be sent out on request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one or call 01952 899205
Open for support from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Are you Lonely?
A Letter from Louise is a free pen pal correspondence service that matches volunteer pen pal writers with clients for regular friendly conversations and sharing of stories. This project is open to people of all ages and is fully safeguarded and all correspondence is sent via our London House office. A Letter from Louise helps individuals suffering from social isolation, loneliness, and other health conditions. No personal addresses or surnames are to be shared.
Postcards from the past is a sister project to A Letter from Louise. Postcards from the Past are for those who like to receive friendly postcards that often help trigger memories and smiles.