Are you feeling down, worried or stressed? If you’re finding it difficult to cope, our mental health and wellbeing services can help.

Everyone has ‘ups and downs’ in their everyday life – sometimes, we feel happy, relaxed or full of energy and that things are going well. At other times, it’s the opposite – we can feel sad, anxious, depressed, worried or stressed.

No one expects you to be at your best all the time. Sometimes day-to-day life can be stressful and changes or problems can feel overwhelming.

Did you know each year one in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem? So it’s not uncommon.

It’s important to recognise how you feel and why you might be feeling that way.

It’s also important to get help when you need it, and that’s where we come in.

The support that’s available is free if you’re 18 years or over and registered with a GP in the Surrey Downs area. This includes East Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Banstead and surrounding areas. You can contact one of the services listed on the back of this pdf leaflet (1.79 MB) yourself or your GP can refer you – it’s your choice.

These services can help if you’re experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression, including prenatal and postnatal depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.


Different types of support are available – from one-to-one talking therapy and counselling to group therapy or online courses. You can pick the option that works for you. 

 

How can I get help?
We work with five different organisations who provide support. You can choose the one that best meets your needs and you can contact them directly - you don’t need to go through your GP. 

What happens when I get in touch?
When you contact your chosen service you’ll have an initial discussion with an administrator, for about ten minutes. They’ll ask you for some general information about yourself, and arrange a date and time for you to have an assessment. The assessment will help us to understand the type of support you need, and will last for up to an hour. 

Who to contact?

You can contact any of the organisations below directly for support. Each service offers something slightly different and has clinics around the Surrey Downs area:

Centre for Psychology

Offers individual face-to-face therapy sessions in a local setting. This includes workshops on anxiety, stress and mindfulness.

Tel: 01483 901429 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dorking Healthcare (DHC)

Offers face to face sessions using evidence-based therapies. Options to receive therapy online via phone/Skype or with a group course. There are over 30 clinic locations across Surrey, including Dorking, Epsom, Banstead and Leatherhead.

Tel: 01483 906392 Email: www.dhctalkingtherapies.co.uk 

Ieso Digital Health

Offers live, online therapist-led cognitive behavioural therapy over the internet. Therapy is also available at evenings and weekends.

Tel: 01954 230066 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mind Matters Surrey offers a range of talking therapies including one-to-one sessions and workshops either face to face, by telephone or video link in the evenings and at weekends.

Tel: 0300 3305450 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ThinkAction Surrey

Offers evidence-based, psychological treatments and therapies for common mental health problems via telephone, face-to-face or online.

Tel: 0300 012 0012 and 01737 225370

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need extra help or are unsure about what might be best for you, please talk to your GP.

If you’d like to find out more about ways to improve your mental health wellbeing, Safe Havens may be able to provide additional support, click here.

 

Living with a Long-Term Condition

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a long term condition, this may be an overwhelming time for you. Diabetes, COPD and respiratory conditions, chronic pain and heart-related problems are all long term conditions that can be really tough to manage on a daily basis.

You may feel frustrated, stressed or lonely. It can be difficult to take part in everyday activities you enjoy like working, exercising or spending time with family and friends. You may feel low, anxious or worried about the future. Having all this on your mind can have a significant impact on your mood and how you feel may then impact on how you can manage your condition.

Read our guides on how Talking Therapies could help you manage your condition:

  pdf Living Well with a Long-Term Condition (803 KB)

  pdf Living Well with Respiratory Problems (732 KB)

  pdf Living Well with Diabetes (941 KB)