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Chair's blog

Worried or stressed? There’s someone you can talk to

25 May 2016

We can all feel stressed or down at times, but sometimes things can mount up until you find it more and more difficult to cope. If you have ever felt like this, you’ll know it can sometimes seem impossible to see a clear way through.

You might be experiencing stress at work, worrying about money or a relationship, having trouble sleeping or generally feeling low and unhappy. But nobody who is going through a tough time needs to cope alone. Your mental wellbeing is every bit as important as your physical health, and it needs to be looked after just the same. Here in Redbridge, the NHS can provide professional help to make you feel better.

Talking Therapies is a free service which provides support from people who understand what you are experiencing. The expert team will work with you to find the best treatment just for you, and give you effective tools and techniques that are proven to work.

People can be unsure of whether talking therapy is for them, but we know that it works. Talking Therapies is a national programme based on real evidence, and it is recommended by local GPs. Thousands of people in Redbridge have already used the service and it has helped them feel like themselves again.

Whether your issues and feelings are caused by problems you face every day, or by events that have happened in your past – Talking Therapies can help. The service is completely confidential and you don’t need to tell anyone you are using it unless you want to. You don’t even need to see your GP first – just visit the Talking Therapies website, or call 0300 555 1018 to find out more and to speak to the team of experts.