Talking Therapies – Supporting people across Somerset

Date: 13 May 2019


As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), Somerset Partnership is shining the light on some of the services available to people across Somerset who experience mental health problems.

Mental Health can affect people in many different ways, and so our services vary to ensure we can support everyone with mental health, no matter the condition or situation.

Our Talking Therapies services is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service (AIPT), and is available to anyone 18 years and older living in the Somerset area, or registered with a Somerset-based GP.

The service is offered to anyone experiencing mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, traumatic memories, and adjustment to living with a long term physical health condition. 

All of our treatments aim to support people in meeting short term psychological and emotional goals, enabling them to return to work, repair relationships, and cope better with situations.

Patients can self-refer via the Somerset Partnership Talking Therapies website, or use the self-referral form available at GP surgeries or downloadable from our website. We also accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Watch Sophie and Rayn from our Talking Therapies team explain how they help people with mental health problems, and the types of treatment they can offer.