Most of us feel sad, anxious, low or stressed now and again in response to particular events in our life. Whilst for most people this is short lived, for others it can cause ongoing distress, a sense of hopelessness about the future and impact on their quality of life. However there is support available to help you overcome your difficulties.
The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential, NHS service for to people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset and in Southampton for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP surgery. As an IAPT service we accept self-referrals by web and telephone.
We offer a range treatments for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety, stress or other common mental health problems. Some of the problems people might access our service for include:
• Depression and low mood
• Problems with anxiety (including Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Specific Phobia
• Panic Disorder
The treatments we provide are all evidence based which means that there is a substantial body of research to show that the treatments provided work. We provide support either over the telephone, face-to-face, in groups or via the internet. This ensures that our services are as accessible as possible. The use of language or British Sign Language interpreters can be arranged if required.
We are a self-referral service which means you can contact us directly to access our services. We also accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals.