Depression and anxiety affects up to 1 in 4 people throughout their lives, affecting people of all ages, stages and ethnicities. Minority groups are at greater risk of poor mental health due to higher exposure to adverse incidents. It has been found that people from BAME backgrounds are less likely to access psychological therapy services and support for mental health conditions compared to the white majority population. At Steps2Wellbeing we want to change that and empower people to seek help. Our secure online referral forms can be used to directly refer to our services, without the need to see your GP or another healthcare provider.
Steps 2 Wellbeing offers a culturally sensitive talking therapies service to help people better understand and manage their problems. We work closely with other agencies to ensure awareness and accessibility of our service. For example in Southampton we work with the Community Development Team to improve access for specific cultural and ethnic groups. We understand that different experiences in life can lead to different ways mental health conditions can both affect you and present themselves.
We also have access to interpreters, which means we can provide support to individuals where English is not their first language. Translated self-help materials are also available to aid an individual's journey to recovery.
We offer a free, non-judgemental service with an easy online self-referral process. Alternatively you can access our services via telephone (click here to contact us), or your GP can refer you. We offer appointments over the telephone, as online consultations, in GP surgeries and other community venues, helping you to feel better.