Activating your referral:
Once you have let us know you would like to activate your referral, you will be offered an initial screening appointment with a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist to discuss the difficulties you are having, in more detail. For some people one session may be enough, whilst for others a series of sessions may be required to help them talk through, understand and manage their problems. If treatment appointments are agreed, this will be with a psychological practitioner who works closely with the Rheumatology department.
If you would prefer to complete some work on your own there is a variety of self-help material available.
NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Free information and guidance for common mental health problems;
Get Self Help:
Free downloadable CBT Self-Help information leaflets, and information about Mindfulness and practices;
Northumberland Self Help leaflets:
A range of free, valuable self-help resources;
Mental Health Organisation;
The "Overcoming" series (published by Constable Robinson) is a series of self-help paperbacks www.
Mind over Mood - C. Padesky and D. Greenberger; a highly acclaimed cognitive therapy self-help manual