Turning Point opens new Talking Shop in Castleford


News item posted: 19 June 2017


Turning Point has opened a new Talking Shop in Castleford, extending its offering of mental health support to people in Wakefield and surrounding areas.

Turning Point’s Talking Shops allow people to access talking therapies services away from a traditional GP or medical setting, giving them easy access to support through self-referrals. As well as one-to-one therapy sessions, the Talking Shop will offer facilities such as PC and internet access, and a library of self-help material.

Gareth Griffiths, Operations Manager at Turning Point in Wakefield, said:

‘We’re very excited to extend our Talking Shops to Castleford, as this means more people will have access to talking therapies to overcome common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.’

‘The Castleford Talking Shop is located on the high street and very easy to find – hopefully this will get more people through the door.’

If you are aged 18 or over and are registered with a GP in the Wakefield district, you are eligible for free, professional support. Turning Point can help with issues such as depression, worry, stress, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).


To find out more about Turning Point’s Talking Therapies services, visit: https://talking.turning-point.co.uk/.