GP & Healthcare Professionals
Steps2Wellbeing is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service jointly commissioned by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group. We accept referrals of patients registered at both Dorset and Southampton City GP practices. We accept referrals for patients over the age of 18 only, who are not engaged with other mental health services (e.g. CMHTs or the crisis team). However we can accept referrals from people who have used the retreats/ community front rooms or the connection service.
Our services aim to treat people suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression based problems including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), health anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and phobias. We also have an extended service which offers help to people suffering from Long Term Health Conditions (LTHC), which aims to address the disparities in mental health conditions (and knock-on effect on physical health) between the general population and those experiencing long term health conditions. The LTHC offer currently includes chronic-pain (including fibromyalgia), diabetes, respiratory conditions and stroke- however through our core services we can also offer help for anxiety and depression symptoms caused by other LTHCs.