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Weekly Edition - Published  28 December 2015


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Give your local talking therapy service a call this winter and take a load off your mind

THE Festive Session can be a stressful and often lonely time of year. Speak to your local, friendly NHS service for advice and support about how to handle the festive blues. Access Sefton provides help for people with anxiety, depression and stress, as well as other common mental health conditions such as Obsessional Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Anyone over the age of 16 living in Sefton can tap into this useful local service, provided in partnership by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) and Insight Healthcare.

If you need to speak to someone, getting access to the service is easy; ask your GP or self refer online. You can also pick up the phone and cal:- 0151 1055 3210 to arrange an appointment.

"We offer a wide range of talking therapy treatments from a number of convenient locations across the borough of Sefton, as well as online or over the phone."
said a spokesman for the NHS.

For more information about CWP please visit:- CWP.NHS.UK.

Other related information:-

► Access Sefton is available to anyone living in Sefton, including Crosby, Bootle, Netherton, Maghull, Southport, Birkdale, Ainsdale, Formby, Waterloo, Seaforth, Litherland and Hightown.

► Access Sefton is provided by CWP and Insight Healthcare on behalf of NHS South Sefton CCG and NHS Southport and Formby CCG.

► Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) provides mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and community physical health services.

► Insight Healthcare, part of Concern Group, is a national not for profit organisation which provides free NHS talking therapies and wellbeing at work services across the country. More information click on here.

► The Trust provides these services in partnership with local authorities, service users, carers and the voluntary/independent sectors.

► CWP has recently been awarded overall 'good' following a Care Quality Commission inspection of services. The report, published in December 2015, shows services were rated 'outstanding' for being caring, 'good' for being responsive, well led and effective. Of the 14 core services inspected, inpatient services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism were rated 'outstanding,' an extremely rare accomplishment. December 2015

► Almost a quarter of people rate CWP 10 out of 10 for 'overall experience of services' following the 2015 CQC Community Mental Health Survey; the highest score in the country.

► Sheena Cumiskey is CEO of the Year, HSJ 2015.

► The Trust is a major local employer in Cheshire and the Wirral with 3,400 staff across 66 sites, and has around 15,000 foundation trust members.


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