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Are you feeling worried, anxious or low in mood? Free programmes available in North West London

 Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fullham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

NHS psychological therapies service

Free talking therapies are available from the NHS in your local area to help with your emotional wellbeing and coping with diabetes

This programme is for anyone over 18, with or without diabetes. 

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

It’s good to talk, it's free, and it's confidential 

‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) services are part of a national NHS programme and thousands of people in North West London have already accessed this free service.

People can be seen individually or in groups in locations close to your home, or even online. This is a free and confidential service, offering a range of therapies.

Programme inclusion criteria:

  18 years or older

 For people with or without diabetes

Living with a long-term condition like diabetes can bring many ups and downs, and may be difficult or overwhelming. Life stresses and other health issues may also affect your diabetes.

Talking therapies can help you to manage feelings of stress, worry or sadness, and can help you to manage your diabetes better.

There are eight IAPT service across North West London, one for each borough. They see people aged 18 upwards who are not already being seen by other mental health services.

Is IAPT right for me?

Our IAPT services offer talking therapies tailored specifically for people with diabetes. This may include diabetes wellbeing groups or online courses, with a therapist who has received additional training in working with people with a long-term health condition.

We also offer guided self-help for particular difficulties like low mood, worry or panic attacks, and one to one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or counselling for difficulties like post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety or for support with bereavement.

How do I access this service?

Your GP or other health professional can refer you or you can refer yourself via this page. Some of the main problems that IAPT services work with are low mood, worry, panic, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

You will most likely be offered an initial assessment appointment over the telephone to find out more about your difficulties and needs.

Following this you will be offered the most appropriate service for you.

IAPT key facts

 Over 18

 Self-refer

 Face to face or online

 Tailored for you

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

If you are unsure which borough your GP practice falls under you can check here.