Who we are...
Talk Changes is a IAPT (Improve Accesses to Psychological Therapies) service commissioned through Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Everyone can feel stressed, worried or down from time to time but if this is happening to you and it goes on too long, or you feel like you can’t cope, Talk Changes can help you find ways to manage the thoughts and feelings you have and make changes, so you can live life to the full.
We are a confidential NHS service for adults registered with a GP in City and Hackney.
What we do...
A wide range of tried and tested NHS talking therapies are on offer from the service. Talking with a trained professional can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and learn new skills to get you back on track.
For many people with common mental health problems, talking therapies are proven to be as effective as medicines. Although the therapy is targeted and short term is can create long-lasting positive changes so you not only feel better but stay better, putting you in control to get the most from life.
Talk Changes also work with people whose physical health problems affect their mood and motivation, helping them to cope with treatment and medication plans.
If anxiety or depression is affecting you at work or making it hard for you to find work, then Talk Changes has an Employment Advice Team who can help you while you are receiving treatment.
How we work..
Most people receive an initial telephone assessment within two weeks. After your initial assessment we will agree a treatment plan with you and book your next appointment.
Talking therapies don’t have to be through regular face-to-face meetings. We also provide help over the phone, online or in groups.
Specialist therapists, advisers and other professionals help you get the support that’s right for you. They will talk with you to find out what matters and what you want to achieve, and help you work towards your own goals.
Whether you have a job, or are trying to find one, work can have a big impact on how you feel. If you’re receiving treatment with us, specialist employment advisers can also offer advice and practical support on applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and dealing with workplace problems.
Adults with autism...
We recognise that we need to make tried and tested evidence-based therapies accessible to people who identify as autistic and/or neurodivergent. For example, if you don’t like making eye contact, we don’t need you to; if you want to ask for help but find too much information overwhelming, then we’ll try to adapt our sessions to fit your needs.
At Talk Changes we aim to give all individuals the opportunity to be understood, to be able to talk about their thoughts honestly, and reflect on their difficulties without the fear of feeling judged. All of our staff are trained to deal with a range of problems in a respectful and sensitive way.
You can can contact us to find out more about what we do or look on our website: www.talkchanges.org.uk
Record Last Updated on: 17/12/2019