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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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I’m suffering from social anxiety and mood swings, have been for a long time, been to embarrassed and frightened to do anything about it
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Good morning I’ve never done anything like this before but can’t deal with alone anymore, I’m currently in bed trying not to panic and cry, I suffer from health anxiety
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Does your service diagnose mental health conditions? I am worried that I may have bipolar disorder after many years of being in denial, but I can't see that as a disorder you help with on your website. Many Thanks
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Need help dealing with anxiety and thoughts going round in my head
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Lately, I've been struggling with really acute anxiety. It seemed to have hit me like a ton of bricks about 3 weeks ago and is ongoing. I believe it's due to an accumulation of all that's been happening in the world, but it's not totally clear. I've been experiencing anxiety attacks more often than ever in my life; foggy brain; feeling like I'm in a dream; buzzing/shooting sensations running from the base of my spine into my legs; digestive issues; dizziness. My most alarming symptom is this lingering, almost tactile sensation that my limbs are detached in some way from the rest of my body, and feeling like I'm floating on a cloud, almost like boat legs. I suffer from Tourette syndrome and my tics have gotten worse and more pronounced since these anxiety episodes began. I'm wondering if it's a combination of the Tourette's and possibly depersonalization that's making me feel these alien sensations, but I'm not 100% sure. It's getting close to the point that I'm struggling to function in my normal waking life, but I'm plodding along as best I can. I'm just hoping that it all passes swiftly so I can reconnect with reality and return to being my normal self.
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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.