Who we are
Think Wellbeing offers free NHS therapy for people in Halton with common mental health problems like anxiety or depression, to help you change the way you feel by changing the way you think.
With our easy-to-access, flexible therapy options to suit your lifestyle, you’ll have a choice of either:
Option 1 - online therapy through our SilverCloud system
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Can be done at a time and place that suits you
You can start the therapy straight away
You will get weekly online support from your therapist
You will have access to the system for a year after you’ve been discharged from the service
It has been shown to be more effective than one-to-one therapy
Option 2 - Skills for Wellbeing Course
A six-week course that will help you develop skills to manage your mood
The sessions are informal and relaxed, and you don’t have to talk about your problems if you don’t want to
Courses are available in your local area
You will have a choice of times you can attend
A new course begins every three weeks so you’ll never have to wait more than a few weeks to join.
When you have your first assessment appointment with a member of our team, you will have plenty of time to talk through the two options in more detail to help you decide which one is right for you.
Most people find that online therapy or a wellbeing course is all they need to feel better, but if you still need extra help after completing these, we will then offer you face-to-face, one-to-one therapy with one of our specialist therapists.
Who is our service for?
Our service is for adults age 18 and over with common mental health problems like mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. We can help with other problems like panic attacks, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder.
Our service is available for anyone who lives within Runcorn or Widnes or who is registered with a Halton GP.
How do I know if the service is for me?
If you've been feeling down, stressed, anxious or panicky, we can help. Some other common reasons for using our service include:
Not wanting to do things you used to enjoy, like hobbies or seeing friends
Feeling down or hopeless about the future
Having trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual
Feeling tired or having little energy
Not being able to stop worrying
Feeling restless and agitated
Feeling afraid all the time, like something bad is going to happen
These are all normal from time to time but if they last for longer than a couple of weeks, it’s probably best to seek some help. If any of these sound familiar, Think Wellbeing is here to help.
How to access our service
Accessing our service is simple. You can refer yourself to our service today by clicking the 'self-refer to our service' button on this page and filling in our simple online referral form. Alternatively, you can visit your GP who will be able to make a referral to our service on your behalf.
What will happen at your first appointment?
Once you have submitted your referral, a member of our team will send you an appointment to attend an initial assessment. During this appointment, a therapist will talk through your symptoms to help you decide which treatment option is best for you.
Where else do we provide the service?
We also provide the Think Wellbeing service in Knowsley and Wigan.
You can find out more about anxiety, depression and stress on the A-Z Health and Wellbeing section on our website.
Download Self Help Guides on a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, stress and depression, produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.