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£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...

Dorothy’s Story

Dorothy’s Story

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are sharing stories of how people have benefited from ²gether services. Dorothy Runnicles, 93, from Gloucester is a public member of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.  She’s keen to help ensure that the stigma associated with...

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...

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...

Top tips to avoid stress when waiting for exam results

Top tips to avoid stress when waiting for exam results

Across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, students are anxiously awaiting their exam results.  Whether it is for GCSEs, A-levels or higher education, it can be an anxious and stressful time both for the students and their families. While it isn’t possible to change...

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...

Men Urged to Talk Mental Health

Men Urged to Talk Mental Health

Men need to speak more openly about their mental health and seek help – that’s the message from Gloucestershire health experts for Men’s Health Week (June 15 to 21). Far fewer men than women seek help and advice from Let’s Talk – the psychological therapy service...

Emotional Wellbeing Support on Offer in Lydney

Emotional Wellbeing Support on Offer in Lydney

A project set up to help improve the health and wellbeing of families in the Forest of Dean is now offering courses provided by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust. The Lydney Cluster (TLC) project, which is based in Lydney Community Centre, is offering courses provided by...

Lets Talk and get ready to stress down

Lets Talk and get ready to stress down

Stress is something we all encounter in our day to day lives but you don’t have to suffer alone. That is the message from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust’s Let’s Talk service. It is important that you recognise when you are under stress and that it may be harmful. Most...

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