NHS talking therapies (for anxiety and depression)

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You can self-refer to talking therapy services at any time or you may be referred by your midwife or health visitor or GP. When you are expecting a baby and during the first 2 years of your baby’s life you will be prioritised for therapy. There are a range of therapy options available, and you will have an opportunity to think with the clinician about what might be the best way forward. Some of the services offered are:

  • one off workshops
  • short courses
  • 1:1 brief therapy
  • group therapy
  • 1:1 extended therapy

There are many different forms of support available and a health professional such as your GP, midwife, or health visitor, can work with you to identify what help you may need and the best approach for you and your family.