Our staff work with the following groups of people;
- People with mental health problems and/or addictions
- Children, young people and families
- Older people
- People with physical health problems (including those within rehabilitation services)
- People with learning disabilities
- People within the forensic mental health services
- People receiving care from maternity and neonatal services
We make sense of problems using a biopsychosocial model - that is we combine knowledge of biological, psychological and social factors. This means that we hold a broad view of what can affect people’s health and wellbeing.
We are trained in a range of formal psychological therapies and in how to apply these in ways appropriate to individual patients and/or situations. We work directly with patients to deliver evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions. This can be with individuals, with families or in groups. We also provide a range of online therapy options and self help materials.
We work indirectly with other colleagues, staff teams and organisations to support, inform and shape patient care. Training, service development, service evaluation and research are also core activities within the service. We have a strong focus on developing the evidence base for psychological interventions or service models to allow us to further improve patient care.
Our service also has a focus on preventing psychological difficulties and improving mental wellbeing, working with partners locally and nationally within health, social care and third sector agencies.