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About us

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What is Steps2Wellbeing?

Steps2Wellbeing is a free, NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression service for adults over 18 years old in Dorset and Southampton City.

The service is part of Dorset HealthCare, an NHS trust which specialises in mental health support and treatment

Who is Steps2Wellbeing for?

Steps2Wellbeing is for adults aged 18 and over who are registered with a GP in Dorset or Southampton City.

Equality and diversity are embedded into our service, and we are committed to ensuring that people from ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ people, older adults, veterans, and people with disabilities have easy access to mental wellbeing support.

What does Steps2Wellbeing offer?

We offer a range of talking therapies including counselling, online courses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and guided self-help to support people with common mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

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Often people don’t realise that they are experiencing anxiety, depression, or both.

You might have questions about anxiety and depression such as:

  • Do I have depression?

  • How to deal with depression

  • What is anxiety?

  • What are the physical symptoms of anxiety?

  • What is an anxiety attack?

  • What is social anxiety?

If you think you may be feeling depressed, feeling sad, have a low mood, stress, or anxiety then Steps2Wellbeing can help.

Depression and anxiety self-assessment quiz

I have a long-term health condition that affects my mental health

How can Steps2Wellbeing help?

If you are living with a long-term health condition or long-lasting physical symptoms that affect your mood, then we can help.

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Our professional therapists can help you to cope if your mental wellbeing is affected by:

  • Diabetes

  • Chronic pain

  • Long covid

  • Heart conditions, stroke, or TIA (transient ischaemic attacks

  • Lung conditions

  • Stomach problems or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

I am having problems at work

Can Steps2Wellbeing help?

Steps2Wellbeing can help if you are having work related issues like stress, conflict and looking for work. We can also help if your mental health is negatively affecting your ability to work. The signs of stress or burnout can be different for everyone, so don’t delay in completing a self-referral form.

How do I get in touch with Steps2Wellbeing?

You can refer yourself to Steps2Wellbeing using our quick and easy online form here. Or you can use our friendly chatbot, Wysa.