The first step for the majority of people would be to access Low Intensity Support services from the Depression and Anxiety team (DAS). Low intensity means that they are the least intrusive or burdensome levels of support provided.
DAS will look at other options of support, which can include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This form of therapy examines the way thoughts, feelings and behaviours interact - sometimes in a helpful and sometimes in an unhelpful way. By understanding how you think and act, you can be supported to make changes.
It may be that you need additional support to help you. DAS offer more involved therapies which are called high intensity. This means there is greater support, more intensive sessions and sessions of a longer duration.
Therapies offered include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Silvercloud - online flexible self-help and learning programmes
- Providing support through self-management programmes
- Mood management groups/courses
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - specifically for those who have experienced a trauma
- Counselling for depression (availability varies)