Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, until further notice: all assessments will take place over the phone, therapy sessions will take place over the phone and via the SilverCloud online service, and all group sessions have been paused. We apologise for the inconvenience, but this measure is essential to minimise social contact and ensure the safety of our clients and our staff.
Free NHS treatment for anxiety, depression, and other common mental health conditions
Everyone goes through difficult times, but sometimes our problems affect our day-to-day lives and we may feel that we can’t cope. If you are in this situation, you’re not alone.
Access Sefton is a free, confidential service, commissioned by the NHS. The service is available to anyone aged 16+ and registered with a Sefton* GP. Access Sefton talking therapies are an effective treatment for common mental health conditions, including:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Treatments available in Sefton include guided self-help, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and counselling.
*Sefton includes Crosby, Blundellsands, Waterloo, Seaforth, Litherland, Netherton, Bootle, Maghull, Hightown, Formby, Ainsdale, Birkdale, and Southport.
How do I arrange an appointment?
You can self-refer to our service in the following ways:
- Fill in the online form
- Call us – 0300 303 2708
- Email us – CWP.AdminAccessSefton@nhs.net
- You can also ask your GP to make a referral for you
Once we have received the referral, a member of the administration team will contact you to arrange an appointment. (Please note that it is our usual policy to withhold telephone numbers when we call you.)
Where does the therapy take place?
Our therapists can see you in a variety of accessible locations and GP surgeries across the borough. We can also offer telephone-based or computer-based therapy where this is appropriate. We will work with you to find an option that’s best for you.
Telephone: 0300 303 2708
In the event of an emergency, if you are unable to keep yourself safe, you should contact your GP or call 999.
- Monday and Tuesday: 8.00am-8.00pm
- Wednesday – Friday: 8.00am-5.00pm
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