More people across the district are now getting help with anxiety, stress and low mood thanks to a free NHS service launched by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Since it’s launch on 21 January this year, MyWellbeing College has seen almost 5,000 people register for support which has resulted in more people recovering and using tips and tools available from the service to support their recovery.
Once of those people who registered for support was Craig who said: “It was great to attend the course and chat to other people about their experiences as we can all feel a little stressed from time to time. The sessions was really informative and it was great to find out more about simple techniques to manage stress and also where to get additional help.”
MyWellbeing College, available at www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk helps people feeling low, unable to sleep, anxious or stressed and is run in partnership with voluntary services.
People from the district can self-refer for any of the support on offer which ranges from online courses you can complete in the comfort of your own home to getting out and meeting new people in group courses such as mood matters, which helps overcome low mood or stress control, which aims to manage stress and anxiety effectively. One-to-one courses at a range of locations are also available. The website also offers a range of free guides, tools and podcast to help people better manage their lives for the better.
“Factors such as low mood, problems sleeping and worry are normal and problems that can affect us.
“People are now able to register themselves for support either by telephone or by filling in a form on the website, meaning they don’t have to go through their GP and can access us directly. I would encourage you to get in touch if you think you may need some support, our staff will be more than happy to chat through the different options we can offer and what might be the best one for you.”
The MyWellbeing College is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a GP in Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale or Craven. People don’t have to go through their GP to enrol on a course or receive online therapy, they can register online at www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551 to chat through the range of different options available.