NHS Talking Therapies East Lancashire

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Lancashire Women are a provider of NHS Talking Therapies in East Lancashire including Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Accrington, Ribble Valley and Rossendale.

What are Talking Therapies?

Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health problem to refer yourself to an NHS talking therapies service. Getting support as soon as you start having difficulties can help to reduce their impact. You may be:

  • feeling anxious
  • feeling low and hopeless
  • having panic attacks
  • finding it hard to cope with day-to-day life
  • struggling with flashbacks and nightmares
  • feeling stressed
  • Perhaps you’re finding it hard to cope with work, life or relationships.

Other things that talking therapies can help with include:

  • worrying
  • obsessive thoughts or behaviours
  • fear of social situations
  • trouble sleeping
  • phobias

If you’ve already been diagnosed with a mental health condition you can still refer yourself to an NHS talking therapies service, or a GP can refer you.

Talking therapies can also help if you have mental health problems resulting from other conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, long-term pain or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Can I access this service?

This service is available to men and women aged 16+ who are registered with a GP in the East Lancashire area. East Lancashire includes, Burnley, Accrington, Hyndburn and Colne. To check if your GP is included click here

How do I access this service?

You can complete our Online Referral Form to self refer

What happens next?

We will contact you to arrange an Initial Assessment. This helps to decide if our therapy is right for you.
Please add our contact number to your address book so you know its us when we call you back 0300 330 1354 (local rate).

Our services can be delivered face to face in our centres or by telephone. Our priority is to work with you individually to agree what form of contact is most appropriate to suit your needs and circumstances.

Is there a waiting list?

Please note, waiting times may vary depending on the type of therapy you wish to access and the current demand. Following assessment, you will be allocated an appropriate therapist from our team who will discuss waiting times with you.

Face to face appointment slots are 9-4pm Monday to Thursday 9-3pm Friday
(Subject to availability)

What therapy might I have?

Talking therapies are psychological treatments for mental and emotional problems like stress, anxiety and depression. There are lots of different types of talking therapy, but they all involve working with a trained therapist. This may be one-to-one, in a group, online or over the phone

The therapist helps you understand and cope with the problems you’re having. For some problems and conditions, one type of talking therapy may be better than another. Different talking therapies also suit different people.

Do I have to pay?

Therapies are free to access. Appointment slots: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. (subject to availability) (Monday evening appointments may also be available)

Can I make a donation to Lancashire Women?

Yes! As a charity we accept donations to help us support the next woman, please find details here of how you can donate.

GPs in East Lancashire

Check the GP list to see if you might be eligible for our NHS Talking Therapies service

Call us: 0300 330 1354

Our phone-lines are open between
9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4:30pm on Fridays. (local rate)
You can also leave a voicemail out of hours and we will get back in touch with you.

For more information watch this short NHS Video on YouTube.
Intro to NHS Talking Therpaies video


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