Residents in Rugby and across Warwickshire urged to not suffer in silence with mental health issues

If you’ve had more bad days than good, you’re feeling more ‘can’t’ than ‘can’, or you’re not enjoying life as much as you should, pick up the phone – that’s the message from experts in Rugby and across Warwickshire.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 5:22 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 5:23 pm
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Almost 2,000 people are already being supported each month by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) for conditions ranging from low mood, over-worrying and panic attacks, through to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

But counsellors and therapists at the trust believe many more people may be struggling with their mental health, especially this Christmas and New Year, because they are not hearing from as many people as expected.

Appointments are available and they want more people to benefit from their life-changing services.

Run by the NHS, these services are free and confidential, and you don’t need to involve your GP.

If you are registered with a GP in Coventry, Rugby, Warwickshire or Solihull you can refer yourself for an initial appointment or you can be referred by your GP or other health professional by telephoning 024 7667 1090.

Lines are open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Even if you’re not sure whether you need help, the team will be happy to hear from you and will be able to provide you with the advice and guidance you need.