Mental health and wellbeing is as important to us all as our physical health in our everyday functioning.
NHS Western Isles is currently training an Enhanced Psychological Practitioner who is able to offer 6 sessions using Near Me (videolink) or face to face as appropriate, using the best approaches for anxiety, mild depression, OCD or panic.
The approach helps people to use techniques to change their thoughts, feelings and behaviours to reduce symptoms and achieve personal goals.
The service is based with our Community Navigator Team who also support and coordinate evidence based digital psychology products, signposting to improve social connections and support to use digital technology.
Louise Anne MacDonald, trainee EPP and Community Navigator said: "Helping people to use approaches which are effective in moving their lives forward, and tackling symptoms of anxiety or depression has been really rewarding. To see people being able to get out more, or to get back to work has been great. We hope that by getting help when things are at a mild stage people are less likely to develop more serious difficulties".
If you live in the Western Isles and wish to access this service contact:
01851 708 022 or