Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) - Healthy Mind Service

  • Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull IAPT Services provide short term psychological therapy for people with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety, stress, panic, worry, low mood / depression. Visit the new website at: www.healthymindservice.com and the online self referral form at: www.healthymindservice.com/self-referral

  • Base: Newfield House
  • Directorate: Mental Health
  • Service Contact: www.healthymindservice.com
  • Client Age: 16 years and over
  • Referral Criteria: Online self-referral at: www.healthymindservice.com/self-referral. Your GP can refer you or you can self-refer. You must be registered with a GP in Coventry, Warwickshire, Rugby or Solihull to access this service.
  • Address: Kingfield Road, Coventry, CV1 4NZ
  • Reception hours: 09:00 - 16:30 Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holiday)
  • Reception phone number: Self-referral into the service: 024 7667 1090

About this Service

Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull IAPT service is now called the Healthy Mind Service.  It provides talking therapies and support for people with mild, moderate and
moderate to severe, symptoms ofleaflet library button  anxiety or depression, living in Coventry, Solihull or Warwickshire.

The Healthy Mind Service has a new, dedicated website with more information, self-help resources and groups, plus how you can refer yourself in for support.

Click here to visit the new Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull IAPT Healthy Mind Service website:  www.healthymindservice.com 

 

 

FAQs

Which conditions can you help with? 

Many people struggle to recognise the symptoms of stress, which can include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating. Some may also feel anxious, irritable and may worry constantly or go over things in their heads. Others may lose their temper more easily, drink more or act unreasonably. Headaches, muscle tension or pain, or dizziness can be other signs.   

We help adults (16-plus) across the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull area a with symptoms and conditions including: 

  • Sleeplessness 
  • Anxiety (for example, social anxiety, health anxiety, excessive worrying) 
  • Stress 
  • Depression 
  • Anger 
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) 
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) 
  • Panic attacks 

 

Who can access psychological therapy services? 

This confidential, free NHS service is for anyone aged 16 years and older. There is no upper age limit. 

 

What does IAPT stand for? 

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy and is an NHS service designed to offer short-term psychological therapies to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress. IAPT may also work with people who suffer from panic disorder, simple phobia, OCD or PTSD. 

 

What is CBT? 

CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is a psychological treatment for both anxiety and depression and there is evidence that it is effective. It is a practical and approach that provides coping strategies. CBT helps people to see how their thoughts affect how they feel and how they behave. 

 

How can I refer myself? 

You can refer yourself to IAPT by calling: 

024 7667 1090 

Lines are open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

You will speak to an IAPT administrator at our telephone and referral centre (TaRC) who will register your details on our system and begin the process of arranging an assessment appointment. 

 

How long does it take to get an appointment? 

After you have made the initial call to our referral line, we aim to offer everyone an initial assessment (often in the form of a telephone assessment) as soon as possible and this usually happens within one to two weeks. 

Any contact with the service following this will be influenced by the outcome of the assessment call. Some people benefit from ongoing telephone work, others are helped by our courses and groups as well as individual therapy. 

 

How much do the workshops and group sessions cost? 

The workshops and group sessions are free. IAPT is a national programme funded by the NHS and provided in this area by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. 

 

Where will I be seen? 

The location of your sessions with IAPT will vary across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. Some sessions are offered in GP surgeries others in health centres or in offices at other suitable public buildings. 

Many people opt for telephone work so that the sessions have less impact on family and work commitments. Our courses and groups can take place in other health buildings, libraries and community centres. 

 

Can I choose the gender of my therapist? 

Yes. We will also attempt to accommodate race, cultural and language specific requests where we are able. This may depend on the people we have working for us at the time – staff move on or change roles and this could affect the level of provision available. 

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