Warrington IAPT Service
51 Bewsey Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7JQ
Telephone – 01925 401 720
The Warrington Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service is a service designed to help anyone living in Warrington deal with common mental health problems. These may include stress, anxiety or depression, as well as panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder.
IAPT is a government initiative aimed at giving people who may benefit from psychological help improved access to talking therapies close to home. This free and confidential service offers support from a range of highly skilled professionals including: mental health nurses, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists. It can help you if your mental health is causing you concern and is affecting your employment, your health or your home life.
You can find more detailed information, as well as self-help resources, by visiting the Warrington IAPT Service’s dedicated website.
We offer a range of face to face, telephone and computerised help, all shown to be effective.
The types of treatments we offer include:
- Education groups – large groups where we present information about depression and anxiety, and what you can do to cope.
- Guided self help – we provide advice and support but the emphasis is on you to improve your skills to cope with your difficulties..
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – a talking therapy that can help you understand thoughts and actions that may be linked to your problems and some changes you can make.
- Computer-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CCBT) – online programmes you can use to develop your own treatment package using tools such as interactive exercises and video clips. We also provide telephone support.
Who is the service for?
This service is for people aged 16 years or over, who are registered with a GP in Warrington.
How to access the service:
To access the service you can be referred by your GP or another health professional, or you can refer yourself.
You can self refer by ringing the service on 01925 401720 (Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 17:00pm, and Friday between 9am and 16:30). Admin staff will take some details and you will be offered the next available telephone assessment appointment.
We are currently offering drop-in sessions from 1 – 4pm on a Monday. You can self-refer after speaking to a practitioner if you attend one of the drop-in sessions.
You can also self-refer by downloading and printing the Self Referral Form. You will need to complete this form in full and then send it to the service by post to WPCPS, Ribban Court, 20 Dallam Lane, WA2 7NG. (If posting, please allow up to 3 working days for your referral to be processed.)
Assessments – You will be assessed over the phone by one of our CBT Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners or Registered Mental Health Nurses, which is likely to last up to 45 minutes. This will help us understand the problems you have been experiencing and your goals for recovery.
We provide a non-judgement space to will work with you and give you as many treatment options as possible to determine the best clinical treatment package to help you achieve your goals.
You will be asked some standard questions which will enable us (and you) to monitor your progress and continuously improve the services that we offer
Following these appointments you will reach a collaborative decision with your therapist regarding which step of care is appropriate for you.
(Please be aware that therapy sessions generally are considered to be confidential and information about you cannot be shared with anyone else without your written consent. Please read the leaflet about confidentiality for more information – Information About Confidentiality.pdf )