iCope (Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service)
The Abbey Medical Centre has two clinical psychologists and one wellbeing practitioner provided by the Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service. There are times when everyone feels stressed or unhappy. Generally these times pass, but sometimes there are problems that do not go away and it can be harder to cope with them. At some point in their life, one in four people feels this way. You can refer yourself through their website or by phoning 020 3317 7600. .
Their website is also a great resource to find free, confidential help for problems such as stress, worry, depression and insomnia. You can also ask your GP to refer you directly to the psychology service.
Team Around The Practice
Team around the Practice offers a flexible approach to mental health interventions, and is based in Camden’s GP practices. The aim of the service is to optimise the care of people with mental health issues in primary care. The service focuses on various groups of patients, many of whom may have previously ‘fallen between the gaps’ in available services. This includes:
Patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), or who are struggling with the psychological impact of long term conditions (LTCs)
Those with psychiatric diagnoses but not reaching Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) thresholds (or discharged by CMHTs) including anxiety, depression, panic disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder
Those with personality pathology/disorder but not reaching Personality Disorder service thresholds
Click here for more information about the service. Referral to Team around the Practice is through your GP.
We also offer free confidential online psychology therapy through ieso digital health using webchat and direct messaging. You can refer yourself via their website, by phoning 01954 230066 or through your GP.
Big White Wall
Our patients can also access Big White Wall which is a free safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.
Counselling (Lea Vale Health)
Lea Vale Health providea range of Talking Therapies in the Camden area. They are based in Camden Town. This is a free and confidential NHS service for those struggling to deal with stress or emotional problems. They can identify the right treatment for you and guide you through it. Services include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Counselling and Guided Self Help. Contact them via their website or by phoning 01582 456677.
The Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service is a registered charity, that relies on public support, and which exists to provide bereavement counselling help for any adult either living within or registered with a GP, in the boroughs of; Camden, Islington and the City of Westminster, or who live, work or are registered with a GP, within the City of London.
Counselling which can be either during the day or the evening, is provided by trained and supervised volunteer counsellors on a regular weekly basis.
People who use the Service may have lost a baby in pregnancy, or have had to endure the death of a partner, child, lover, parent, relation, friend or colleague in many different circumstances. The deaths may have been caused by illness, accident, suicide, murder, war or natural causes. Very often people may experience a loss or life event that brings up old memories or feelings from earlier bereavements.
The Service is confidential and open to anyone over the age of 18 within the catchment area specified, of any sexuality, ethnic origin, culture or religion. In particular it is committed to providing a service to people who are not used to help from counselling.
For further details, please click here: http://www.bereavement-counselling.org