We offer a wide range of support, from computerised therapy to one-to-one intervention, as everyone's needs and preferences are different.
Your first contact with the team is likely to be over the telephone with a Mental Health Practitioner who will take some initial details about your current difficulties. We try to offer this first appointment within four weeks of you first contacting the team. During this appointment the available treatment options will be discussed and the next steps agreed.
The support on offer will focus on helping you move forward and will concentrate on steps that you can take yourself to tackle your difficulties. This can include many different options from sign-posting to other agencies to the support we offer directly.
All personal information provided to the Trust is treated confidentially. There are, however, some important times when we will need to share information with others in order to optimise your care. It is the responsibility of all health professionals to share some information with your GP and possibly other health care professionals. This is particularly important if there is information which would help to prevent you from harming yourself or someone else. All information is treated confidentially and the Mental Health Practitioner will check anything with you which they think would be useful to share with other staff.
See below for information leaflets about what our service provides
The following are all local groups and charities we work alongside, who may be able to provide further support.
Branches provide peer support for those experiencing mental health issues. They provide:
- 24/7 phone support
- Peer-led drop-in/open access
- Service user involvement
- Volunteering opportunities
- Educational courses and training
- Listening service
- Calm café
- Mutual aid groups
CHEC (Community Health and Enterprise Centre):
Alcohol and Substance Misuse Support:
Learning for Wellbeing:
Learning for Wellbeing offer a range of free courses designed to help adults to improve their wellbeing. Courses are normally four to six sessions long and rotate. Call 01952 382888, or visit www.telfordjobbox.co.uk/jobboxsite/site/scripts/documents_info
The South Staffordshire and Shropshire Wellbeing and Recovery College offer recovery-focused education and training. All courses are fully co-produced and co-delivered by a peer trainer (with lived experience of either mental health challenges, learning disabilities and/or caring) and a trainer with relevant professional experience, working in partnership. You can call 01785 257888 ext: 8607 for more details, or visit www.recoverycollegesssft.co.uk
Healthy Lifestyles Hub:
The Healthy Lifestyles Hub offers help and support with smoking, weight, diet and exercise, as well as providing a free lifestyle screen. Call 01952 382582, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Abuse Support:
Live Well With Nature
There is growing evidence that accessing nature has multiple health benefits and in return nature benefits from receiving the care and attention required to ensure its long-term future. Shropshire Wildlife Trust offer twelve week nature-base programmes, which are free for anyone (aged 18+) living in Telford & Wrekin who want to improve their health and wellbeing. More information can be found on their website here.