Online, interactive e-therapy support for young people and their carers

If you are supporting a young person who you think would benefit from our services, you can refer them to our ICR (Integrated Community Response) Young Person eTherapy Service by completing our referral form.

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How it works

Our online interactive eTherapy Service (for 11 – 18 year olds) is here to help with how thoughts have an impact on feelings, physical symptoms and behaviours.

It teaches techniques and strategies to help young people to cope better with negative thoughts, feelings, low mood andanxiety, as well as building on wellbeing and resiliency.

Our e-therapy programme can take between four to eight weeks to complete and the young person will be supported weekly by an e-therapy coordinator by either face to face and/or telephone support while they complete the course.

Eligibility
  • Generalised anxiety and/or depression
  • Stress (e.g. school, exams, financial)
  • Low self esteem
  • Panic/ Insomnia
  • Bereavement reaction but willing to work on ‘here and now’ not explore bereavement
  • Low risk present (i.e. fleeting thoughts, low intensity with protective factors
  • Not currently undergoing any other therapy
  • Able to identify goals
  • The young person must have consented to engage in support
Exclusion Criteria

Unfortunately we are unable to accept referrals for young people living in Trafford or anyone who is experiencing the following:

  • Symptoms suggestive of Psychosis/ PTSD
  • Unwilling to engage in guided self help
  • Bereavement that the client wishes to discuss
  • Immediate risk to self or others
  • Active self-harming

Please note that lack of IT skills/familiarity with computers is not an exclusion criteria as support will be on hand at all times.

To find out more about the eTherapy service, please contact us on 0161 226 3871 or make a referral using the form available for download above.

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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. However, please note that all our Psychological Wellbeing services are still open and accepting referrals. For your appointment, you will be offered the choice of video, telephone or face-to-face. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

A number of face to face drop-in groups are now running again with more expected to follow. Further information on the groups available can be viewed at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/onlinegroups

We have also created an online Peer Support group on Facebook, which can be accessed at: www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.


Contact us

In response to the national lockdown, we have arranged for Royal Mail to hold our post until further notice. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

If you have sent post to us, please contact the relevant service to check if we have received it and they will be able to help you further:

Manchester – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Manchester

Stockport – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport

Cheshire – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: talking.therapies.ec@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.mytalkingtherapies.com/

Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: thinkingahead@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/thinkingahead

Tameside and Glossop – Any queries about your referral or bookings please call us on 0161 343 5748 or visit out website to find out more: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

Trafford – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/service/traffordselfhelp/