Who are we?
The Primary Care Wellbeing Service is a free NHS service providing a range of recommended support for people. Our new service for people with diabetes, respiratory or musculoskeletal conditions focuses on helping people claim back their quality of life, as well as their physical health.
How can we help?
Whether you have been diagnosed recently, or having been living with your long-term condition for a while, it can have a huge effect on day to day life. People with long-term conditions sometimes struggle with:
- Difficulty remembering to take medication, or injections
- Not wanting people to know about their condition
- Difficulty sleeping
- Panic about their condition, such as having a hypo, or not being able to breathe properly
- Feeling tired and a lack of energy
- Eating healthily or maintaining a healthy weight
- Little motivation to do daily tasks
- Worry about their condition, or things getting worse
- Feeling low in mood, and “down in the dumps”
- Feeling frustrated and angry about how to manage their condition
- Having mood swings, and not knowing how to change this
- Feeling socially left out, or that people are judging them
- Getting to regular appointments to keep a check on their health
If any of this sounds relevant to you, we may be able to help you improve your mood, worry less, and gain more motivation.
What do we do?
We offer a type of support called CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT looks at how our thoughts and behaviour affect the way we feel. Our aim is to give people tools with which to manage their mood and condition, in order for them to feel happier, healthier and more in control of life.
How will it work?
You can self-refer to us by calling 01952 457415, where someone will take all your details. If you prefer, you can fill in our online referral form here. We will then invite you to an initial assessment, which will usually be by telephone.
At your assessment we will ask you to fill out some questionnaires, discuss your confidentiality and find out how your condition is affecting you. We will then explain the type of treatment we can offer, and what we can do to help you.