The Help Us, Help You campaign encourages anyone experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns to seek support through NHS Talking Therapies services, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
In the East Riding, the local IAPT service is called the East Riding Emotional Wellbeing Service. They work in partnership with other therapy providers such as Relate, House of Light and IESO (type-talk online therapy), to offer free NHS services for adults aged 16 or over, who live in the local area and are experiencing common mental health problems.
The Help Us, Help You campaign is particularly pertinent as we move into 2022, as it aims to increase the public’s awareness of their local mental health services, to ensure they feel supported when they need it most.
Many people may not know what is available to them and how to refer into the services, the Help Us, Help You campaign is here to make this clear.
Sheryl Horton, Team Manager at East Riding Emotional Wellbeing Service (IAPT), Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said:
““Throughout a person’s life they may encounter some form of mental health problem, whether that be worry, anxiety or depression, and it’s important to note that these problems can then start having a greater impact on daily living when ignored. We want people in the East Riding to know that support is out there, and that services such as ours can help them through these times.
“We know talking isn’t always easy, and that opening up can feel overwhelming, but with the right help and support you can put yourself first and get back on track. Help Us, Help You today by contacting a member of our friendly team.”
To learn more about the East Riding Emotional Wellbeing Service and how they might be able to support you:
Text TALK to 60163
Call: 01482 335451
Online referral process: https://iaptportal.co.uk/erew.html