Wolverhampton Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression offer brief psychological therapy for people experiencing common mental health problems including anxiety, depression, stress and low mood.

After we receive your referral, we have a look at the problems you have shared and contact you to arrange an assessment appointment. This will be via text message where you will be asked to go online to book an appointment, or by calling you on the number you provided.

Once you have been assessed and Talking Therapies has been identified as the most appropriate service, we will discuss what type of treatment we can offer.

Currently we offer the following brief interventions:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling (for Depression)
  • Online (Computerised CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Anyone currently receiving intervention from Wolverhampton Talking Therapies can also access support from the NHS Talking Therapies Employment Service. 

To access Wolverhampton Taking Therapies, you must be aged 16 or over, be registered with Wolverhampton GP and not be receiving treatment from another mental health service.

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You can also self-refer by calling 0800 923 0222 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

If you need immediate help:

As we are not an emergency service, if you are in crisis and need immediate support with your mental health, please do not wait: 

  • Call or visit your GP.
  • Call 999 in an emergency or attend Accident & Emergency.
  • Call the Black Country 24/7 Helpline via NHS 111, Option 2.
  • Speak to the Samaritans 116 123 (24-hours).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is focused on the here and now, and the future. It looks at challenging negative beliefs with more balanced or realistic thinking, and at new activities and routines that can help improve mood on a day to day basis. It is generally more future focused and goal oriented than counselling. In addition to attending one-to-one treatment sessions over a set number of weeks, where new techniques will be introduced, for CBT to most effective there will be an expectation for you to complete between session work.

CBT can be used to treat depression and all anxiety disorders, and depending on the information gathered during assessment, this will be offered via a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) or CBT Therapist. SilverCloud (online CBT) may also be offered.

SilverCloud is a comprehensive programme full of tools and techniques, which enable you to access the high quality therapy, online. Silvercloud is interactive, flexible and available 24/7, online via a computer, tablet or mobile phone, and can be offered with regular reviews or unguided.

For more information on therapist guided SilverCloud, you can speak to our team by calling 0800 923 0222, or watch this introductory video.

You can access SilverCloud without therapist support by visiting: 

https://wolverhamptonhealthyminds.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/ and enterting the access code: WHMINDS.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a treatment that was developed to alleviate the distress associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Events. EMDR aims to help the brain “unstick” and reprocess memories so that they are no as intense or distressing, through implementing bilaturateral stimulation.

Talking Therapies Employment Service

The NHS Talking Therapies Employment Service provides support across the Black Country to individuals who are looking for a job, or need help staying in their current employment.

Who can access this service?

We support individuals who are currently receiving support from an NHS Talking Therapies team across the Black Country.

How can the service help you?

Our employment advisors will provide you with one to one tailored support for your employment journey, including:

  • Job hunting
  • Staying employed
  • Getting back to work

We can support with help with CVs and applications, job search and interview preparation. Our employment advisors can create wellness action plans, discuss workplace adjustments, support with return to work plans and much more.

How can I contact the service?

Email: bchft.wolvesemploymentadvisorstalkingtherapies@nhs.net
Telephone: 07552 864781

We want to help you to help yourself with your recovery.  We have lots of information and coping mechanisms for all common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Self-help treatments are aimed at people with mild to moderate common mental health problems.

We have linked to the award winning self-help guides produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.  Free apps are available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Or access the Self Help Leaflets.

We have also developed some useful information on a range of topics

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