EveryDay staff and volunteers attended a Mental Health Wellbeing workshop presented by Susan Harrison of North Tyneside Talking Therapies.
The objective of the workshop was to assist in identifying the signs of common mental health issues among older people, with a view to helping them to recover through the use of techniques offered by North Tyneside Talking Therapies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
The participants found the workshop a useful aid to helping older people, who they might meet in the course of their work or volunteering. “I thought the workshop was very informative with impressive details of the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the success rates obtained in helping sufferers of depression and anxiety. More people need to know about this service.” was one comment.
North Tyneside Talking Therapies is part of Northumbria NHS trust and provides psychological assessment and treatment to adults who live in North Tyneside who are suffering from common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, frustration, emotional conflict and fatigue. They provide evidence based psychological treatment for anyone experiencing a common mental health condition that impacts on their daily life.
North Tyneside Talking Therapies have a highly experienced staffing team of over 80 members consisting of Psychological wellbeing practitioners, counsellors, psychologists, administrators and management. They work from two main sites: Wallsend Health Centre and Hawkeys Lane, North Shields and deliver therapy sessions from community venues and GP surgeries whenever possible.
The Talking Therapies service is available in the community at GP practices and health centres in the borough. It is delivered in partnership with Sunderland Counselling Service.