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Four steps to wellbeing


Is life sometimes difficult because of how you feel?

Are you feeling scared, anxious, low or stressed?
Or does someone you care about seem anxious, depressed or low? Recognising the symptoms early on can be the key to getting back on your feet as soon as possible.

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We're here to help you cope with life again.

Want to feel better? Our free, confidential service is run by experienced professionals who will help you take the first step on the road to recovery. We will listen, assess and provide a plan just for you - help is at hand.

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We'll help you to help yourself.

What we do and how we think can lead to us feeling bad. There are different ways we can help you to beat the unhelpful thoughts and unhelpful things you may do. Making small changes in thoughts and what we do, can start to make us feel better.

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When treatment is over you're not on your own.

It's great that you're back on your feet and feeling better but you might have the occasional wobbly day and if you do, we're still here to help. You can use our secure user support section for help and advice whenever you need it.

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Supporting you with every step

Most of us feel sad, anxious, low or stressed now and again in response to particular events in our life. Whilst for most people this is short lived, for others in can cause ongoing distress, a sense of hopelessness about the future and impact on their quality of life. However there is support available to help you overcome your difficulties.

The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential NHS service for to people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset and in Southampton for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP surgery.

We offer a range of different types of treatment for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety or stress. Some of the problems people might access our service for include:

• Depression and low mood

• Problems with anxiety (including Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety)

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

• Specific Phobia

• Panic Disorder

• Stress

The treatments we provide are all evidence based which means that there is a substantial body of research to show that the treatments provided work. We provide support either over the telephone, face-to-face, in groups or via the internet. This ensures that our services are as accessible as possible. The use of language or British Sign Language interpreters can be arranged if required.

We are a self-referral service which means you can contact us directly to access our services. We also accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Please explore our website which provides information regarding who we are and the services we offer. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us.

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