The PCMHWS offers a stepped-care model of 'low' and 'high' intensity psychological services to adults of working age who present mild to moderate mental health challenges.
The service is commissioned by the Committee for Employment and Social Security, is run by Health and Social Care, and is based on the UK Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) model. The service offers a range of interventions, according to the person's assessed need, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, guided self-help, workshops and other interventions.
Service interventions are structured and time limited in accordance with National Institute for Clinical Excellence Guidelines. The primary aim of the service is to enable the individual to develop healthier coping strategies to improve their mood and self-manage their difficulties.
What do we do?
- You will need to be referred by your GP who will ask you to complete a form. When we receive this, we will send you an email with the full list of services we offer. We will then ask you to ring in to book an initial telephone assessment where we will discuss your needs and develop a care plan based on these. If your care plan involves further services from us this will be at a GP in a GP practice/surgery, St Martin's Community Centre, the Library or another community venue.
- The aim of the interventions offered is to support you to manage anxiety and/or depression in different ways. We offer a variety of workshops which can help you build your skills as well as one to one sessions. Please see the short video clip to gain more information about the workshops we offer here.
- If you need individual intervention, a practitioner will offer to meet with you for a specific number of sessions, using the most effective evidence-based approach for your needs. We keep your GP informed of your progress.
- The service is funded by Social Security, therefore data may be shared for research and service improvement purposes; however we do NOT disclose any details or nature of treatment undertaken. We will not share personal information about your treatment unless we have your permission to do so or we have to because of our duty of care to protect your health, safety and wellbeing and that of others.
- Self-help online and other useful websites,
- Self-help website: www.get.gg/selfhelp.htm
- Self-help skills: www.get.gg/stopp.htm
- Self-help videos: www.get.gg/videos.htm
- Self-help solutions: www.get.gg/solutions.htm
- Self-help leaflets: www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/
- CBT Smartphone Apps: www.get.gg/links2.htm
- Online and Computerised CBT links: www.get.gg/links2b.htm
- Self-help materials: www.llttf.com/
You can find out more information about the service in our 'Primary Care Welcome Booklet' and our 'Understanding High Intensity Therapies' Booklet, which are in the downloads section on the page. You can also contact us at The Oberlands Centre, 01481 725241 ext. 3561.