Dudley Talking Therapy Service self-referral launch

Sometimes we all need a helping hand when lives daily pressures get on top of us. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, panic or phobias, are aged 16 or over (a school leaver) and registered with a Dudley GP, then Dudley Talking Therapy Service may be right for you. Our team of highly experienced NHS professionals provide a range of psychological therapies to help people get back to enjoying the most from their life. Psychological Therapies offered include wellbeing workshops, computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT), group or individual therapy, guided self-help and signposting to other support services. Our new self-referral option makes it easier for you to access support. Once a referral is received, the team will contact you within 72 hours to offer you an assessment; this will generally be a telephone appointment with one of our qualified practitioners. For more information on the service and how it may be able to benefit you, please refer to our website www.dwmh.nhs.uk. Please note that Dudley Talking Therapy Service are not able to provide support for those already receiving treatment from another mental health service, or those who have a severe and enduring mental health problem. Dudley Talking Therapies Service, supporting you to get back to the things you enjoy.  ...

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Get saving on home energy bills with Dudley’s Big Switch

Dudley Council is encouraging residents to get signed up to the Big Switch to save cash on gas and electricity bills. The Big Switch which is run by councils brings people together to reduce their energy bills by switching their energy suppliers collectively. The more people who register; the better the deal offered by the energy companies. The deals offered are market leading rates which are not available through ordinary switching sites. Previously the average saving from the scheme was over £300 per household, so it’s well worth getting registered as there are fantastic savings on offer. The scheme is open to all householders, including people living in rented accommodation, those with a prepayment meter or people paying for dual fuel or for gas and electricity separately and those with a fuel debt of up to £500 or less.People can register online or by phone to take advantage of cut price rates offered by energy companies. The Big Switch auction opened in early August and closes for registration on 10 October.To find out more call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/bigswitch.  ...

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Age UK Dudley

Good morning, For your information, I have attached details of a forthcoming extra day-trip that we have arranged here at Springboard along with a poster of a 5 day break in November (single supplement applies). Should you or any of your service users (aged 50 or over and from the Dudley Borough) require further details, please contact Sandy Jones either by email or on 01384 571830.  We thought that during these turbulent times within the third sector a Houses of Parliament visit could prove to be “interesting”.  Places will be limited on both trips so early booking is advisable. Thank you. Sandy Sandy Jones –  Springboard Project Assistant –  Tel: 01384 571830 Mistletoe Wine Poster Houses of...

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