IAPT

Are you suffering from depression or anxiety?

Would you like help?

Mind in Bexley offers anyone over 18 registered with a Bexley GP, free talking therapy under the NHS.

Mind in Bexley’s service model is an IAPT-compliant, stepped care model including primary care counselling services, operating from a central hub location at Mind in Bexley on Bexleyheath Broadway.

IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) is a countrywide Department of Health initiative, aiming to bring talking therapy to people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The service is commissioned by your local Bexley GPs and Mind in Bexley is the local provider of the IAPT service.

IAPT serviceThe service provides Psychological Therapy services for people experiencing mild to moderate Depression and Anxiety. All adults registered with a Bexley GP are eligible.

Before you access the service, please read our the Mind in Bexley Confidentiality Statement

We are open 6 days a week:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10.00 AM to 3:00 PM

Mind in Bexley offer a range of options with regard to talking therapies:

We see people at:

• Our Bexleyheath central office and therapy rooms
• GP surgeries
• Children’s Centres
• We also currently run CBT workshops at Bexleyheath Central Library and Age UK Centres

If you would like to be referred to us, there are several options:

  • Referral from your GP in the Bexley Borough
  • Referral from another health professional: for example, your midwife, health visitor or practice nurse
  • A guided self-referral from a social worker/job centre worker or anyone else who is interested in helping you to access our services
  • Self-referral

If you or a relative/friend/patient have difficulties completing our referral form (due to language or any other issues) then please let us know, as we are able to assist you with this by booking an appointment for you to go through the form with a member of our staff.

If you need an interpreter to access our services, please let us know and we will arrange this for you.

When another service may be more suitable for your needs:

If you have a mental health diagnosis (such as bi-polar or schizophrenia), have difficulties with alcohol or drugs, are actively self harming or suicidal, or concerned that you may harm someone else, then please urgently speak to your GP, who can offer you support and advice with regard to a more suitable service for you.

Please note that If you are currently receiving support from another service, such as Oxleas Community Mental Health Team or are seeing a Psychologist/Psychiatrist at a Secondary Mental Health service locally or at a specialist service (for example at The Maudsley or the Bethlem Hospital), or if you have a booked appointment with them, then you will not be able to access our service until you have been discharged from that service.   Please speak with your GP and/or the Community Mental Health Team/your psychologist / psychiatrist, if you are interested in our service, and they will let you know if our service is suitable for your needs.  If you are still unsure whether we are a suitable service for you, please contact us and we will advise you further.

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