Turning Point launches new Talking Therapies service in Nottingham

News item posted: 22 August 2016

Turning Point is pleased to announce they have been appointed as the newest provider of short term psychological support for people in Nottingham by NHS Nottingham City CCG. People with moderate anxiety and depression will be helped through face-to-face therapy sessions, workshops, events and online tools.

Guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) will ensure those who need it are equipped with coping techniques to maintain their mental health.

‘My Turning Point’, the online arm of the new service, can be accessed through any online device, offering personal contact with therapists, as well as interactive therapy content including diaries and skills exercises.

My Turning Point allows people to 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.

Turning Point’s Allan Bednar said: ‘We are very excited to launch the new service, especially as we are offering people the chance to access support at home through My Turning Point.

‘This 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.’

To find out more about the service, visit talking.turning-point.co.uk.

You can also self-refer to the service. To do so, call 0300 555 0456 any time between 9am and 4pm on Monday – Friday, or email nottingham.talking@turning-point.co.uk. Evening and weekend appointments can be provided after referral.