Important - We will be closed on 27th May for the Spring bank holiday.

Riverside Surgery

525 New Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH42 2AG

Telephone: 0151 645 3464

riversidesurgery.birkenhead@nhs.net

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please dial 111 or visit NHS 111 Online to access the out-of-hours service.

NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression – the new name for IAPT services

Posted on February 15th, 2023

Following a public consultation, Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services are being renamed as: NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression.

NHS Talking Therapies services can help with the following common problems with anxiety and depression:

• agoraphobia
• body dysmorphic disorder
• depression
• generalised anxiety disorder
• health anxiety
• mixed depression and anxiety
• obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• panic disorder
• post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• social anxiety disorder
• specific phobias (such as heights, flying, spiders etc.)

These problems may present themselves in a whole variety of different ways. Everyone is different. You do not need a “diagnosis” to go for therapy, a skilled practitioner will help work out with you whether and how the service can help.

On the Wirral, the NHS Talking Therapy service is provided by ‘Talking Together Wirral’ which is a free, confidential service, available to anyone who is aged 16+ and registered with a GP on the Wirral.

For more information please visit Talking Together Wirral – Free Talking Therapies Wirral