LOCAL people who are feeling worried, stressed, or anxious can access a range mental health and wellbeing support across Worcestershire.

In Worcestershire, the Healthy Minds team provides a range of support for anyone over the age of 16, from self-help guides, online courses, group therapy through to one-to-one counselling. You can self-refer to the service without having to see a GP or another health professional first by calling 0300 302 13 13 and through Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub, part of the overall Healthy Minds service, people can also be signposted to community support such as groups or activities to support wellbeing.

Healthy Minds offer confidential and easy access to a range of options to help and support you, over telephone, secure video consultations or other digital platforms.

The Now We’re Talking campaign is run by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to highlight the range of mental health and wellbeing support services available across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Emma Webber, associate director for mental health and learning disabilities for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “It is estimated that there are around one in four people who will experience more common mental health conditions at some point. There are many situations in a person’s life which can lead to stress, anxiety, low mood or depression, like a global pandemic.

"We provide a range of mental health services with the support of partners and the wider community with a view to making Herefordshire and Worcestershire the most supportive mental health counties in the country.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and wellbeing at the moment you can find out more about the range of local services available at www.nowweretalking.nhs.uk.

You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @NowWereTalking_ and on Facebook @NowWereTalkingWorcs