Clinical lead for Turning Point Rightsteps service in Wakefield offers ‘five top tips’

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Linsay Denton, a CBT therapist and Clinical Lead for Turning Point Rightsteps Wakefield, an Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service was recently featured in Community Care online, offering five top tips for managing your mental health in a pressurised social work job.

Linsay commented that working in a high pressure job can leave you vulnerable to mental health difficulties but the good news is that there are things we can all do to reduce this vulnerability and stay well.

In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy a Maintenance Cycle refers to how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours interact or influence each other to 'maintain' a problem. Parts of the cycle can be broken by making changes in how we think, feel or behave and any changes we manage to make will impact on the whole cycle, making the problem less likely to remain. Stopping a maintenance cycle before it's even begun is a positive way to ensure that we keep mentally well, which in turn helps us to be better at what we do professionally.

Read Linsay's five top tips in Community Care