Mental Health Information
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Westminster & Wandsworth Mind’s Talking Therapies and Wellbeing Service is an IAPT-compliant, stepped care model including primary care counselling services, operating from a central hub location at WWMind in Westminster.
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) is a countrywide Department of Health initiative, aiming to bring talking therapy to people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The service is commissioned by your local GPs.
The service provides Psychological Therapy services for people experiencing mild to moderate Depression and Anxiety. All adults registered with a Westminster GP or residents in Westminster are eligible.
For between 6-12 weeks.
Sessions normally start 4-6 weeks after an assessment
Sessions last for 50 minutes. We can offer both daytime and evening appointments
The model of therapy is using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with a solution based focus where goals are identified and worked towards during the length of the treatment. Using a supportive, trusting environment you will be able to explore with your counsellor and work towards achieving the goals.
Types of groups we offer:
• Improve your mood (6 wks)
• How to feel less angry (6 wks)
• How to worry less and reduce stress (6 wks)
• Stress and low mood within LTC (6 wks)
• How to enjoy social situations (6 wks)
• How to stress less and boost academic performance (6 wks)
• How to reduce stress at work (6 wks)
• Sleep (6 wks)
• Emotional Eating (6 wks)
• Managing anxiety around travel (6 wks)
• Men’s Group (6 wks)
• Women’s Group (6 wks)
• LGBT Group (6 wks)
Click here to read more about our groups.
In order to access 1-1 counselling, you MUST be a resident of, or registered with a GP, in Westminster. If you don't live in Westminster, please contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group for details of your local counselling services.
Group therapy is availble to anyone regardless of what borough they live in.
See our leaflets below for more information
If you have a mental health diagnosis (such as bi-polar or schizophrenia), have difficulties with alcohol or drugs, are actively self-harming or suicidal, or concerned that you may harm someone else, then please urgently speak to your GP, who can offer you support and advice with regard to a more suitable service for you.
If you or a relative/friend/patient have difficulties completing our referral form (due to language or any other issues) then please let us know, as we are able to assist you with this by booking an appointment for you to go through the form with a member of our staff.
If you need an interpreter to access our services, please let us know and we will arrange this for you.
For enquiries or to self-refer:
Phone: 020 7259 8134
We are open 5 days a week
Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
For information about other counselling and therapeutic services please refer to the Counselling Directory