Steps2Wellbeing is a free, NHS Talking Therapies service for adults over 18 years old registered with a GP in Dorset and Southampton City.
The service is part of Dorset HealthCare, an NHS Trust which specialises in providing mental health treatment and support in Dorset.
Who is Steps2Wellbeing for?
We offer a range of talking therapies including counselling, online courses, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and guided self-help to support people with mild to moderate psychological conditions. This includes:
Generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety
Depression – including postnatal/postpartum depression
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Often, people don’t realise that they are experiencing anxiety, depression, or both and we actively encourage referrals for patients suffering with mild to moderate symptoms.
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.
Our treatment and support is available in multiple languages.
My patient has a long term health condition
Steps2Wellbeing has a dedicated Body and mind service, that can support patients with long term health conditions to manage their mental wellbeing.
We can provide support to patients whose mental wellbeing is affected by conditions like:
Heart conditions, stroke, or TIA (transient ischaemic attack)
Stomach problems or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Persistent physical symptoms
My patient is having problems with work
Our Employment service can help patients that are having work related issues like work stress, conflict and burnout that are having a negative effect on their mental health.
Our employment advisers can also support patients with:
We can also help patients if their mental health is negatively affecting their ability to work.