Care Navigators – Turning Point Talking Therapies

Turning Point provides free Talking Therapy services to people aged 18 years or older who are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District. The service is delivered in partnership with NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Issues they can help with

Turning Point Talking Therapies is a primary care talking therapies service which can offer short term treatments and support to people over 18 years old with common mental health difficulties.

They can help with the following:

  • Requests for counselling / therapy
  • Problems with low mood / tearfulness
Feeling ‘down’
  • Being snappy or irritable
  • Feeling stressed
Problems with worry or anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Poor sleep
  • Problems with ‘mood’

Issues they cannot help with

  • “I’m hearing voices”
  • Suicidal
I want to review my medication
  • I’m using alcohol / drugs too much
  • On SMI register – already have diagnosis of serious mental illness such as psychosis, bi-polar, personality disorder
  • Currently under secondary care mental health services

If Turning Point are unable to help, they can signpost people to other services that may be more appropriate for them.

How to access the service

The service is open 7 days a week with evening and weekend appointments available.

People can self-refer and receive an instant assessment for this service without seeing their GP first.

We can offer online, telephone and face to face treatments that may be able to help.

(If Turning Point is already working in your surgery):

  • You can book clients directly into set weekly assessment slots
  • You can book clients directly onto healthy living workshops

Contact details

Call: 01924 234860

A clinician will be on hand to answer any queries.

Advice for patients

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