Success at Wakefield Workshops

News item posted: 17 March 2017

Turning Point's Rightsteps service in Wakefield recently ran a number of workshops for professionals which focused on improving access to psychological therapies.

The workshops concentrated on a number of 'hard to reach' groups, including older adults, those with learning difficulties or a learning disability, those with a long term health condition and those with medically unexplained physical symptoms.

Among the attendees were NHS Staff, Voluntary and Private Sector organizations, Local GP's, Wakefield District Council and Job Centre Plus. In addition to the workshops, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the range of psychological therapies available to those experiencing anxiety and/ or depression offered through the Turning Point Rightsteps service and the chance to network with other professionals.

Linsay Denton, Clinical Lead for Turning Point's Wakefield Rightsteps services said; "It was fantastic to see so many professionals who are as passionate about improving access to psychological therapies for clients as we are.

We found it incredibly useful to have the time, space and opportunity to discuss the barriers that these clients may face and how these can be overcome. We are already seeing referrals for these client groups on the increase."