Herefordshire and Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is your local IAPT service, IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. All of us at some point feel low, anxious, worried or depressed. It is completely normal but it can also start to impact what we do and who we are and when we reach that point it is important to get help to prevent these feelings getting worse. We understand that seeking support is a big step. There are many situations in a person’s life which may cause stress, anxiety, low mood or depression. Healthy minds can provide you with support and information that will help you feel yourself again.

NHS Healthy Minds teams cover Herefordshire and Worcestershire and provide a range of free, confidential support. This includes: 

  • Online therapy which you do at your own pace and in your own time
  • Groups and Courses where you can share (as much or as little as you wish) and learn from other people
  • Or more traditional 1:1 support
  • They can also help you access some of the great resources available in your local area which might be more appropriate for you, or which can complement the service we provide. Click here to find out what is available locally

    Worcestershire Healthy Minds

    Supporting people aged 16 and over, who are experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. To access the service you must be aged 16 or over and registered with a GP in Worcestershire. You can self-refer by either calling: 0300 302 13 13 or to complete the online self-referral form

Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams

New local Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams have launched in Herefordshire and Worcestershire as part of a national pilot to improve community mental health care.

The teams are made up of specialist mental health practitioners, local GPs and representatives from the voluntary and community sector and they will be adopting a new approach to supporting people with complex mental health difficulties outside of a hospital or mental health unit.

This service aim is to ensure that you are supported by the right person, in the right place, at the right time.

They offer local based teams that work collaboratively with other organisations to meet your individual needs. 

Telephone number:  01684 612771

Service hours:  9-5

Location:  Rowan House, Malvern

Worcestershire have secured funding to transform your local mental health services in partnership with your GP, local voluntary services and mental health trust.  We have worked to remove ‘thresholds’, and improve accessibility from the point of contact with your GP.

The service is tailored to your individual needs, which may include some of the following options:

  • Interventions that are based on National best practice guidance.
  • Guided Signposting
  • Support
  • Access to Groups
  • Specialist Mental Health practitioners.


You and your GP agree and book a suitable appointment with your local mental health team.

You will receive a bookings confirmation letter, which provides more detail on what to expect at your initial contact.  

During your initial contact a plan of care is agreed and shared with you.


If you have any concerns about your mental health and wellbeing please see you GP who can ensure you are directed to the right service to meet your needs.

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