A website which people in Sheffield who are feeling down, worried or anxious can visit to start accessing help has had a major upgrade to improve the service for users.
Sheffield IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) helps thousands of people every year who are struggling with their feelings through free NHS talking therapies.
The IAPT website – iaptsheffield.nhs.uk – offers a range of help for users including
access to one-to-one therapy, taster sessions, self-help guides and audiobooks.
Support is also available for employers and health care professions.
Toni Wilkinson IAPT Clinical Director, said:
“We already help thousands of people in Sheffield to improve their wellbeing but we know there are many more people who could benefit from one of the free NHS talking therapies we offer.
“Sometimes people can find it hard to come forward and say how they are feeling. But we are here to help. We want to encourage people to start accessing the help our service offers to improve their wellbeing and the new-look website makes it even easier for people to access help and find what is right for them. But don’t take my word for it – have a look and see what you think.”
The new website, which also works on mobile phones and a range of digital devices, is more accessible for users and features options to translate the site into different languages, to recite text as audio as well as change colours, text sizes and fonts.
The improved search feature on the homepage also makes it easier for users to find the right support to meet their needs.