Open Mind Talking Therapies for Adult Mental Health Service (City)
What Does Our Service Do?
The Open Mind Service provides improved access to talking therapies in primary care, based on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for people over the age of 16 with depression and anxiety. The service aims to meet the needs of Leicester City’s diverse population by ensuring those who use this service receive the most effective therapy necessary to manage their difficulties in their preferred language.
Your first appointment with an Open Mind Service therapist will usually take place at your G.P.’s surgery and will last around 30 minutes. Together with a therapist, you can talk about your concerns and then decide what might be the next best step for you. This may include:
- Self-help information.
- Computer-based courses that you can access from your home or other local centres.
- A range of therapeutic and/or practical support services provided by a range of local voluntary agencies.
- One-to-one Specialist Therapies
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy & Cognitive Analytic Therapy
- Educational Workshops or therapy groups
In some instances, the above options may not be suitable for you, and it may be appropriate to refer you to other specialist services. This will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
The Open Mind Service is delivered from:
- Every GP surgery in Leicester City
- Network for Change
- Primary Care Centres Braunstone, Merlyn Vaz and Westcotes
- Leicestershire Communities Project Trust, New Walk
How Does Our Service Work?
The Open Mind Service offers a range of approved therapies, and covers every GP practice in Leicester City.
How Can You Access Our Service?
To access our service you can:
- Speak to your GP about the Open Mind Service and they will make a referral for you to be seen at your GP surgery.
- Speak to any other healthcare professional involved in your care and they will liaise with your GP to make a referral to the Open Mind Service where you will be seen at your GP surgery.
- Self – referral will be available by the summer of 2012
You can telephone the Service on 0116 2256704
- Adhar (0116) 220 0070
- Akwaaba Ayeh 0116 247 1525
- Network for Change (0116) 247 0335
- Savera (0116) 261 2837
Carer Support Groups
- CLASP for carers – (0116) 251 0999
- Adhar (0116) 220 0070
- Savera(0116) 261 2837
- Genesis (0116) 255 6286
- Carefree Young Carers Services – (0116) 286 7182
How Did We Do?
If you would like to make any comments or raise any queries about our Service then please complete our online questionnaire.