The TalkingSpace service supports people in Oxfordshire who are suffering from mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression. The service is provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Oxfordshire Mind.
Talking Space is part of the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Programme. The IAPT progamme is a national NHS initiative to make NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) approved psychological treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) more widely available to people suffering with depression and anxiety.
Talking Space began work at the start of 2009. It is now possible to self-refer to the service, as well as being referred by a GP. The IAPT model is based on 'stepped care' with patients receiving either a Step 2 service (most often guided self help, computerised CBT, group CBT or signposting) or a Step 3 (most often individual CBT) service depending upon their individual needs.
If you need any further details please visit the TalkingSpace website or get in touch on 01865 325777 (please note: from 23 October 2014 the number is changing to 01865 901222) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TalkingSpace Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Groups