Revamped website is a gateway to advice and help for Doncaster people
A Doncaster clinician is urging local people struggling with mental health problems to visit a revamped NHS website packed with lots of recently added self-help advice and a new online referral system.
Tim Godley, from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, manages the Doncaster Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team. He said: “The Doncaster IAPT website is a gateway to a mine of information about mental health problems, designed to help people improve their knowledge and increase their confidence to reach out to us. Simply go to Self help – IAPT (rdash.nhs.uk) to view the wide range of free materials covering 16 themes, including Depression and low mood, Anxiety, Panic, Sleeping problems, and Bereavement. They are also available in easy read and audio versions,
“We continue to improve access to talking therapies for people who have common mental health issues like anxiety and depression and have made it easier to make a referral at any time of the day or night by using the new online referral form on the website – Self-referral form – IAPT (rdash.nhs.uk). So there is no longer a need to contact us by phone.
“Anyone who makes an electronic referral will be quickly contacted by one of the IAPT team, so please don’t suffer in silence, we are ready to help.”
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