TALKWORKS launches text-based therapy

Posted by Admin on 24 April, 2023

TALKWORKS (part of NHS Talking Therapies) has added live text-based therapy to its offering, to provide more accessible mental health support for adults across Devon.

The free, confidential, online therapy service is available to adults living in Devon (excluding Plymouth) between 6am and 11pm, seven days a week.

Working in partnership with ieso, TALKWORKS hope to improve accessibility to their service through offering one-to-one, text-based support for a range of issues such as; phobias, low mood, worry, stress, OCD, PTSD, anxiety and sleep difficulties.

Following a switch to remote therapy during the coronavirus pandemic, TALKWORKS has since continued to offer support over the phone and by video call, alongside face-to-face appointments across Devon. The introduction of text-based therapy is the next step in ensuring their offering is as accessible as possible to those who may be struggling.

Jonny Wilkins, Head of Service at TALWORKS, said: We have partnered up with ieso to ensure more adults across Devon have access to confidential mental health support, seven days a week. We know that some people who come to see us may be anxious about a face-to-face appointment or speaking to someone on the phone. Through offering text-based therapy, our patients will be able to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home, at a time that suits them.”

Find out more about TALKWORKS’ text-based therapy service here. Please note, people will need a smartphone, laptop or tablet that can connect to the internet to access this form of therapy.

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