Depression and Anxiety Service

Depression and Anxiety Service

A number of depression and anxiety services have been set up around the UK to support people over the age of 18 who are feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed.

The support is provided confidentially and free of charge under the NHS.

What Can Depression and Anxiety Services Help With?

While each service differs in exactly what it can offer if you are struggling with low mood, are feeling worried a lot of the time, fearful or distressed then its likely that your local depression and anxiety service can help. Generally these services are able to help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Emotional distress from certain life events
  • Psycho Sexual Counselling
  • Employment

What Should I Expect if I Visit the Service?

Depression and anxiety services are also known as psychological therapy services or IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). These services are staffed with professionally trained psychological therapists who are specifically trained to help people cope with depression, anxiety and other issues. Depending on your difficulties the service will work with you to help improve your symptoms. 

How Can I Access this Service?

Access to your local depression and anxiety service can gained through your GP or by contacting the depression and anxiety service yourself, you can find your local service by searching here:

Find your local depression and anxiety