Health in Mind (IAPT)

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Health in Mind provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems.

Health in Mind is part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Mid and North Essex Mind. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

How can IAPT help me? 

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress

If you are feeling anxious or stressed the IAPT service can help you:

  • understand why you feel this way
  • explore how what you think and how you behave interacts with how you are feeling
  • agree what you want to improve and develop new ways of thinking and coping

Help is offered in different ways:

  • phone support and guided self-help
  • individual cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • courses for anxiety and depression based on cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy

Long Term Conditions

Having a long term condition like diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic pain can sometimes lead to emotional difficulties like depression and anxiety. 

Feeling low or anxious can, in turn, make it harder to manage your condition, as you may find that attending appointments, managing medication and generally looking after yourself becomes more challenging. Health in Mind can help you explore any long term conditions that you are experiencing and adapt support to take this into account. This may help you feel more able to take control over your physical health whilst also supporting your emotional wellbeing.

pdf Health in Mind (Mid) Diabetes Support Flyer (191 KB)

You can self refer to Health in Mind without seeing your GP by completing our secure e-form hosted by the University of York. Alternatively please call 01376 308704. 

What Happens To My Referral?

Once Health in Mind have recieved and reviewed the information on your referral, an administrator will contact you to arrange an initial assessment. This will be either a telephone or face-to-face appointment lasting approximately 45 minutes. You will then be invited to tell them more about your current problem so the most appropriate support option for your needs can be identified. 

Your treatment option will start shortly after your assessment. 

Need Help Now?

The Health in Mind service is not an emergency crisis service. If you require immediate urgent help, the following options are available:

  • contacting your GP for an emergency appointment
  • call the North Essex Mental Health Contact Line on 0330 726 0130
  • or dial 999

Yoy can also call the Samaritans helpline free on 116 123. The Samaritans offer support by phone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.