Bristol Talking Therapies is the gateway into Bristol’s NHS-funded primary care mental health service. The service helps people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety and we offer a range of short-term treatments and therapies. The service conducts free and confidential assessments and will then suggest an appropriate treatment based on individual need. They can also refer you to another service within Bristol Mental Health if they feel that is more suitable.
Most of our assessments are conducted over the telephone. We have a limited provision for face-to -face assessments which can be held in one of our bases. If you feel that you need a face-to-face assessment, please ask an administrator when you book in for an appointment. Our assessments are focused on understanding the problems you are currently facing. They typically last 30-45 minutes. The purpose of the assessment is to find out whether the treatments we offer are right for you. If not, we will try to help find something more suitable.
We also run a wide variety of free psycho-educational courses around a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, including stress and mood management.
If you’re ready to refer, choose from one of the options below:
- I’d like to refer myself into the service
- I’m concerned about somebody and would like to refer them into the service
- I’m a GP and would like to refer one of my patients into the service
Wellbeing Therapies are suitable for a variety of problems, including:
● Work related stress
● Anger difficulties
● Relationship difficulties
● Eating problems
● Long term physical health conditions
As of September 2019, the BWT service is provided by Vita Health.
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