Date: 21 January 2022
Did you know that if you have anxiety or depression and live in West Sussex, you can refer yourself to our free talking therapy service, Time to Talk?
If you have a long-term health condition, live in the same area and are experiencing similar difficulties with your mental health, you can refer yourself to Time to Talk Health, also provided by SCFT.
These services are at the forefront of a new mental health campaign – Help - launched this week by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
The campaign is designed to show that common mental health issues like anxiety and depression can affect us all, but that free, effective, and confidential NHS talking therapies such as Time to Talk, Time to Talk Health, Health in Mind and Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service can help.
The Help campaign is encouraging anyone experiencing common mental health problems to seek help from these NHS services – either by referring themselves, or by contacting their GP.
There are lots of different ways of accessing this support, including face-to-face, video and telephone – and you can self-refer at any time of day or night.
The Help campaign uses lyrics from the Beatles’ song of the same name to show that it’s normal to request this type of assistance.
Famous faces including Craig David, Tom Grennan, Laura Mvula, Nicola Roberts, and Ella Henderson are supporting the campaign in a powerful new video, which features the lyrics of Help!, and which calls on people who are struggling to reach out for support from the NHS.
Further information about NHS talking therapies is available from www.nhs.uk/help.