Therapy service launched by NHS

A NEW NHS service has been set up to help people suffering from anxiety and depression.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) has launched TalkingTherapies@tewv to support the thousands of people each year who are continually struggling to cope because they are feeling low, stressed or worried.

The service is free and open to anyone over the age of 16 who lives in the Teesside area.

People can contact the service directly or through their family doctor and a therapist will help individuals choose the best therapy for them.

The team offer a range of NHS approved therapies to cater for the different needs and wishes of those who need help.

Support is available in groups, on-line, over the phone or face-to-face, including wellbeing courses where people learn techniques for overcoming their problems, access to on line talking therapies and self help material (with support from a therapist) and one-to-one help from a qualified therapist.

People can contact the service by calling 0800 8048155 or 01642 424030 and there is more information on the trust’s website