We are the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service and are working in a joined up way across the city with NHS partners and third sector organisations to make sure the people of Leeds can get the right support, at the right time and in the right place.
Our treatments are available for those aged 17 and over who are registered with a Leeds GP.
What do we Offer?
We provide support and psychological therapies for common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, which one in four of us will experience in our lives.
We offer a range of evidenced based psychological interventions, including group based and 1:1 therapies, classes, one-off sessions and online support options.
There is a range of self-help therapy resources on our website, or you can book directly onto one of our face-to-face classes or one-off sessions – making our therapies accessible for all. If you are wanting some guidance on which therapy is for you, our online self-referral process makes it easier for you to provide the information for us to assess your needs.
Attending a clinic or health centre:
Online Courses of Self-help Video Treatments
We have a range of CBT-based self-help video courses that you can access online, each designed to address a specific mental health problem. The following courses are available:
IPT is a talking treatment for people who are experiencing an episode of depression.
The depression is usually triggered by a life event, such as a change of circumstances, or an unresolved grief or a breakdown of a significant relationship.
IPT also explores the support you get from the people around you, and how depression has had an impact on these relationships.
IPT will encourage you to seek support from those around you as part of the process of therapy, and/or to develop better relationships which will promote better mental health.
IPT offers up to 16 weekly appointments.
Q Counselling for Depression
What is Counselling for Depression?
Counselling for depression has been specially developed to help people understand the underlying causes of their depression.
It's usually offered to people who have mild to moderate depression and have already tried other therapies, such as guided self-help.
QEye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
What is EMDR?
EMDR is a talking therapy that's been developed to help people who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
People who have PTSD may experience intrusive thoughts, memories, nightmares or flashbacks of traumatic events in their past.
EMDR helps the brain reprocess memories of the traumatic event so you can let go of them.
EMDR can be a distressing process, so it's important to have a good support network of family and friends around you if you plan to try it.
Primary Care Mental Health (PCMH)
Some people benefit from a different approach with their mental health difficulties. If it is not clear that your current difficulties can be addressed through the LMWS Therapies outlined above or secondary care NHS mental health services, you may be directed by your GP or other health professional to the Primary Care Mental Health Staff within Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service.
PCMH staff will aim to build on your assessment, support you to understand your difficulties and may offer:
a supported route in to LMWS Groups, Guided Self-Help or Talking Therapies
support you to access the right service(s) for your current mental health needs
During pregnancy and in the first year after birth, women and their partners can experience a range of mental health difficulties. LMWS partners provide a variety of interventions to support new parents.
We will share your information with each other and your GP to support your direct healthcare, and we have implemented strong security measures to ensure your records remain private and confidential. For more information pleasedownload our leafletor view ourprivacy notice.
Coproduction is a way of working which sees the people who provide services, and those who use them, as equal partners in the way those services are designed and delivered. This means managers, clinicians and administrators working hand-in-hand with patients, clients or service users and their friends, families and carers to change services for the better.
Our new Coproduction Network is a group for anyone who wants to be involved in shaping the future of Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service. To get involved, or to find out more, contact our Coproduction Coordinator on LMWScoproduction@touchstonesupport.org.uk or by telephone on 0113 216 3000.
Communications Resources for Professionals
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