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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Wellbeing Service (IAPT)
Your choice of safe, convenient therapy – On-line, by phone or face-to-face
Covid-19
During Covid-19 restrictions we are open and here for you, delivering appointments by video-call or telephone.

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0300 303 0923

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Hi everyone, i am currently pregnant with twins 19+4weeks, myself and my partner are absolutely over the moon about it. I recently left my job due to depression and anxiety caused by my work place, so money became a little tight at home. My partner last week confessed that he has run up credit cards and payday loads trying to pay one off with the other and got himself in a big mess. It's sent my anxiety and depression spiralling as i am now worried we aren't going to be able to afford to buy everything our children need. Any advice on just how to pick myself up again would be fantastic as i am really struggling to get back up after having a few really down days
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I have health anxiety, and at the moment, it revolves around covid; not so much becoming ill with it myself but passing it onto someone because I might be asymptomatic or I've missed a symptom or something because I've put a symptom down to being anxious (e.g. Feeling warm/hot, chest pain). I rarely leave the house as I WFH, but still test twice a week to be safe but the tests cause me anxiety too! I want to meet people and do more, without being constantly worried about covid. Just wondering if anyone else has similar anxieties about covid and going out during these times? How can I stop avoiding things?
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Does anyone take medication for their anxiety? I'm due to start CBT again next week, after trying it last year, but already feel like it won't work for me and I'll need medication, but worried about side effects etc.
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Hi everyone So I’ve recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia it’s took many years to get this result, but now I have it’s hit me hard! People don’t seem to understand as it’s not a visual disability :(
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I am really struggling at the moment. I have suffered with depression for over 5 years, but at the moment it’s really bad and the annoying thing is I don’t know why. I have been advised to restart counselling but struggle with opening up and being vulnerable face to face with someone I don’t know, is there any other way I can seek counselling?
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Who are we?

We are a team of NHS professionals trained to specialize in offering effective, evidence-based treatments for a wide range of common problems that affect most of us at some point in our lives.

We specialize in all symptoms of anxiety, and low mood (depression), but we also deliver physical rehabilitation programmes for physical conditions, and help people to live better with long term physical conditions.

We treat both emotional and physical symptoms together – because we all experience both in our lives. Our team is made up of Wellbeing Practitioners, Nurse Therapists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, and Counsellors.

What do we offer?

We are committed to delivering a choice of effective therapies in the way that is most convenient for you.

Our aim is to provide a warm, caring experience that fits comfortably into your life, and helps you to achieve the improvement you need in as little time as possible.

You will be treated in a welcoming, warm and friendly way by professionals who are committed to ensuring your experience of using our service is a positive one.

Where are we?

We cover the whole of Staffordshire, and have NHS clinics in each area. We deliver appointments via video and phone calls, but also have therapists in most GP practices and NHS clinics. Click SELF-REFER to find which of our teams serve your GP practice.

How do I access the service?

You can self-refer by simply phoning us – our friendly and professional staff will take your details and arrange a convenient appointment time for you.

You can also self-refer by completing this secure online form, and we will contact you by phone to confirm your appointment. Your doctor, or any other healthcare professional can also refer you to our service. We aim to offer you an appointment within two weeks.