The County Durham and Darlington Improving Access to
Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service called Talking
Changes. IAPT is a national programme which has seen
significant investment in the provision of talking therapies for
people with common mental health problems. In County Durham
and Darlington the service is provided by a joint venture
partnership between Community Health Services, Mental Health
Matters and the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation
Trust. The service is know as Talking Changes and accepts
self-referral as well as referral from General Practitioners.
Further information can be found on its own website www.talkingchanges.org.uk
Contact no: 01913333300.
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