MyWellbeing College and The Cellar Trust have partnered up to extend their support and launch an innovative Telehealth service offering support to people in the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Communities.
MyWellbeing College, part of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, provides support for anxiety, low mood and panic, by guiding users through a 12-week self-help workbook. The Cellar Trust, a mental health charity based in Shipley, supports people with mental health problems to move forward in their recovery and live independent, fulfilling lives. The two organisations have come together to offer their joint expertise for the new service.
The service offers evening and weekend support at the other end of the telephone, with experienced wellbeing coaches on hand to give guidance and help to those in need. Appointments are being offered by peer support workers based at The Cellar Trust, in joint partnership with MyWellbeing College.
Avril Barker, Lead Wellbeing Coach for the Telehealth service at MyWellbeing College said: “We recognise for those people who may work full time Monday to Friday or would struggle to travel to appointments need a different way of receiving support. Which is why it’s great that both The Cellar Trust and MyWellbeing College have joined forces to offer telephone appointments. As well as daytime appointments we offer appointments for people on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, as well as all day Saturday.
“We have eight peer support workers in the team, all with different backgrounds, from telephone counsellors to social workers. We are able to offer appointments in both Urdu and Punjabi, as well as English.
“Being peer support workers, we all have lived experience of dealing with life’s ups and downs, so can relate to how people might be thinking, behaving and feeling.”
The MyWellbeing College already offers a range of opportunities to help people combat life’s ups and downs, from online courses that people can complete in the comfort of their own home, to getting out and meeting new people at group courses. Guided self- help workbooks are the latest development for the service.
To access the service, or guided self-help telephone appointments, you can register online at www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551. For further information please visit www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk.
For further information please visit www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk.
The MyWellbeing College is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a GP in Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale or Craven.