TALKWORKS – Wellbeing support in Devon
This year has been an incredibly difficult year for many of us, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating a range of pressures and concerns. As the pandemic draws on, many of us are experiencing job losses and financial worries, missing loved ones and feeling isolated.
As we head into winter, it’s more important than ever to look after ourselves. Throughout the country there is a huge focus on keeping physically well, but as we continue to spend more time at home throughout the winter months, away from friends and family, we need to be sure to focus on our mental health as well as physical.
TALKWORKS is here to help.
Part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, TALKWORKS is a free NHS service dedicated to helping the people of Devon to work on their wellbeing and mental health. They are here to help individuals who may be feeling low, stressed or just not quite their usual self.
Sue Pike, TALKWORKS service manager, says: “There is a real emphasis on taking care of our physical health at this time, but it can mean that people are struggling more with low mood, stress or anxiety. At TALKWORKS, we have adapted our services to continue running throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning we are now offering talking therapies and practical help with your mental wellbeing through online platforms and over the phone.
“It’s important that those who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing know that the NHS is still open as usual and is here to help you or anybody you know who is in need of support.”
The experienced team at TALKWORKS are here to help you feel better about life, and to help you feel like yourself again. Whether you’re dealing with an overwhelming life event, feeling like you’re stuck in a rut that you can’t get out of, having sleepless nights or living with a long term health condition that leaves you struggling to cope, the service can help you.
It can seem daunting to reach out and ask for help, but you don’t need to wait to hit ‘rock bottom’ to do so, and it doesn’t need to be difficult to get the support you need. You can refer yourself to TALKWORKS’ services without contacting your GP, by visiting their website or calling 0300 555 3344. TALKWORKS is free to anyone over the age of 18 – no matter your age, gender, sexuality or any other factor.
Please be assured that accessing TALKWORKS is simple and easy. Waiting times for you to be seen for your first appointment are short, and you’ll have a range of approaches and talking therapies for you to try, to see what works best for you.
Let’s make sure that we all head into winter well, getting the help and support we need to maintain our wellbeing during the months ahead.
Don’t feel alone, reach out today. Call 0300 555 3344 or visit https://www.talkworks.dpt.nhs.uk/.