Many trauma patients can after discharge from hospital, suffer from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or stress. This is common but there a number of different services to help you within the NHS. One of the most effective treatments is called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or “CBT” which is proven to help with many common health issues. There are various ways of accessing CBT from telephone services, internet based systems and face to face. Your GP should be able to help you choose which is best for you.
IAPT – Improving Access to Psychological Therapy – this service is NHS funded designed to treat common mental health problems that your GP can refer you to.
Telephone or online CBT – Many NHS Trusts have set up online / internet based treatment services such as the IESO service shown in this guide.
You can locate talking therapy and CBT treatment services via the NHS Choices website.
Unfortunately there can sometimes be delays in accessing CBT treatment via the NHS and so some people choose to pay for CBT treatment. If you decide to do this, you can find an appropriately qualified therapist via the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) website: cbtregisteruk.com.