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Turning Point Wakefield Talking Therapies COVID-19 Statement

THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER

 

With the unprecedented times we are experiencing across the country and the world, we are changing and adapting to a new way of working.  This is to keep ourselves and the ones we love safe. You may be feeling a range of emotions due to the current climate which may also be having an effect your mental health.

You may be feeling scared or anxious for yourself and the people you love; irritable or overwhelmed at the thought of carrying out once daily tasks such as simply visiting the supermarket or going outside. You may feel unable to relax and be spending too much time watching the news or on social media. The pandemic is affecting people in many different ways. We are here to let you know all of this is normal and it’s okay not to feel like yourself right now. #Itsokaynottobeokay. We are still here for you.

Turning Point Talking Therapies have had to take steps to ensure we can continue to provide treatment and accept referrals. Whilst access to our services has changed since March 2020, now more than ever, we understand that support for mental health is vital and we have worked hard to make sure our services remain open and that we are still here when you need access.

 

What does this mean for you?

Instead of face to face appointments at our Talking Shops in Wakefield and Castleford, we have moved our sessions to online delivery via Cisco Webex and telephone calls, where appropriate. We appreciate that this is not applicable for all clients and the therapies we provide and we are constantly looking at ways to work on this and support you.

 

Moving forward…

The recent lockdown until December 2nd  has pushed back our plans to safely review the opening of our stores once more. We are committed to re-opening our properties as soon as we can, ensuring it is safe for you and our staff.

From all our team at Turning Point Talking Therapies, stay safe.

 

Useful resources

For your mental wellbeing

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

Crisis resources

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapsedabaa

For up to date and accurate information about COVID-19

www.gov.uk/coronavirus
www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

Take care and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Turning Point Wakefield Talking Therapies Team