Finishing University and receiving exam results can often be a difficult time for students, however the Mindsmatter service is encouraging students in Lancashire/St Helens to get in touch if they are feeling low or need a bit of support.
For many students this time of year is a cause for celebration when receiving their exam results however for others it can be extremely hard if they haven’t got the results they were hoping for. The Mindsmatter service is available to offer help and support for those who may be feeling anxious or concerned about their future. The service provides talking therapies for adults aged 16 years and over experiencing common mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. The service provides variety of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Stress Control Workshops and counselling, as well as online CBT from SilverCloud.
Phil Gooden, Mindsmatter Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
“University can be a challenging time for many students. For some it can involve finishing University and not receiving the results they anticipated and for others it may be facing the stress of what to do next. Around 1 in 4 people will experience a form of mental health problem during our lives and so it is important that students are aware of the support available. We want to encourage any students who are concerned about their mental health and may experiencing symptoms to contact their local team for advice and support.”
People can access the service via the online referral form from the comfort of their own home, by post, telephone or by visiting their GP. For more information about your local Mindsmatter service and to access their online self-referral form please visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter.