Turning Point launches new Talking Therapies services across Nottinghamshire

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Turning Point’s Talking Therapies Service, already operating in Derbyshire and Nottingham City, is extending to Nottinghamshire on Monday 6th March 2017.

Local residents will be able to access support through face-to-face therapy sessions, workshops, events and online tools.

‘My Turning Point’, the online arm of the new service, can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through any online device. The tool offers personal contact with therapists as well as interactive therapy content including diaries and skills exercises. People can work through therapy sessions at home in their own time, whilst therapists can provide feedback and support at regular intervals to help monitor and encourage progress, either through the online messaging system or optional face- to-face, telephone or webcam consultations.

Allan Bednar, Turning Point’s National Clinical Therapies Lead said: ‘We are very excited to launch the new service. People will be able to access support in whichever way they feel comfortable, whether that be face-to-face, through the telephone, or online.

‘My Turning Point is more than just an online self-help tool – it is an interactive service that will equip users of the service with skills to maintain their mental health. By making our services available online as well as face-to-face, we are ensuring that people are not left without help when they may need it most.’

Guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) will ensure those who need it are equipped with coping techniques to maintain their mental health. People can also self-refer to the service by calling 0300 555 0456, or emailing nottinghamshire.talking@turning-point.co.uk.

To find out more about the service, visit https://talking.turning-point.co.uk/ or /nottinghamshire-talking-therapies.aspx.