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Op COURAGE: Providing mental health support for our veterans

Op COURAGE: Providing mental health support for our veterans

The first call for help takes courage. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. If you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, just left the...

Team of the Week: Let’s Talk (IAPT)

Team of the Week: Let’s Talk (IAPT)

Our Team of the Week is the Let's Talk team, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). A fantastic team, they provide support for mental health conditions such as: Depression Emotional wellbeing with a baby Anxiety Panic disorder Post traumatic...

£375k boost for county mental health services

£375k boost for county mental health services

The county council and Gloucestershire’s NHS have secured £375,000 in extra funding, over three years, to help prevent suicide and improve the positive mental wellbeing of people in Gloucestershire. The money, which is part of a national NHS England and NHS...

Trust Expert by Experience shares his story for World Mental Health Day

Trust Expert by Experience shares his story for World Mental Health Day

Ed Boait, an expert by experience with Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, has had a short story included in an e-book published to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Ed has been working with the Trust as an expert by lived experience for several...

Helen’s Story – Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Helen’s Story – Stress, Anxiety and Depression

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are sharing stories of how people have benefited from ²gether services. Helen, age 40, from Gloucestershire, contacted Let’s Talk on the advice of her GP. She said: “My GP advised me that the chronic teeth grinding I had...

Sarah’s Story – PTSD

Sarah’s Story – PTSD

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are sharing stories of how people have benefited from ²gether services. Sarah, from Cinderford, was referred to Let’s Talk by her GP, following a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), linked with stress,...

Stress: Are we coping?

Stress: Are we coping?

Stress is the focus of a series of events being held to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 14 to 20. Alex Burrage is Clinical Lead for ²gether’s Let’s Talk service, which supports people experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety,...

Digital Therapy Now Available Through Let’s Talk

Digital Therapy Now Available Through Let’s Talk

If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or similar issues, there’s now a new way of getting support through digital therapies on the NHS. Let’s Talk is the local psychological therapies service provided free to anyone aged over 18 and registered with a...

Meet Jenny – Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Meet Jenny – Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Jenny, from Herefordshire, first entered mental health services when she was 16, and at 19 she was diagnosed with clinical depression by a GP. She says surviving or thriving is a powerful message. She said: “Surviving or thriving is an amazing message and has been key...

Let’s talk about depression for World Health Day

Let’s talk about depression for World Health Day

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is supporting the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) campaign to encourage people to seek support and help when experiencing depression. Recently released figures from the WHO show that, globally, depression is the leading cause of ill...

How can books help me with my mental wellbeing?

How can books help me with my mental wellbeing?

There is good evidence from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that self-help books can help people understand and manage common conditions, including depression and anxiety. At Let’s Talk we prescribe self-help books on a daily basis....

How many men use the Let’s Talk service?

How many men use the Let’s Talk service?

We do have a considerable number of men accessing Let’s Talk. For example 1,082 men accessed support through Let’s Talk between 1 April 2016 and 30 September 2016. However, it is true to say that more women use the service than men and there may be many reasons for...

Waterstones joins fight against mental health stigma

Waterstones joins fight against mental health stigma

The Gloucester branch of a national chain of book stores has joined the fight against mental health stigma. Waterstones, in Eastgate Street, has hosted a weekly reading group of service users from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust for more than two years. The group, which...

Be on the Ball About Mens Mental Health

Be on the Ball About Mens Mental Health

With Euro 2016 starting this week, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging men to be on the ball about their mates’ mental health. This week is also Men’s Health Awareness Week, with a theme this year of stress, so we are asking people to check if their friends...

Be Mindful About Mental Health

Be Mindful About Mental Health

Activities will be held across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The occasion – which runs from May 11 to 17 – is organised annually by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme of this year’s week is Mindfulness. Working with a...

Expert Encourages Those with Depression to Seek Help

Expert Encourages Those with Depression to Seek Help

People with depression are being encouraged to seek help. Depression is a common, but potentially serious illness, which can have a big impact on people’s lives. However, there are many sources of support available, and no one need suffer in silence. Alison...

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