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Local service: Steps to Wellbeing

Published: 23 October 2019
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Steps to Wellbeing are the local IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service for Southampton and Dorset. If you're registered with a Southampton GP, you can access their services. Steps to Wellbeing is an NHS Service, so they can be accessed for free.

Wellbeing issues and mental health conditions can affect anyone at any stage of their life.


Steps to Wellbeing can provide support for problems including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress
  • Specific Phobias
  • Panic
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How to access Steps to Wellbeing

  • You can self-refer via telephone
  • You can self-refer online
  • You can self-refer by post
  • Your GP can refer you

What happens next

Steps to Wellbeing want to ensure that you receive the most appropriate type of support for your situation. To do this, they will arrange a telephone assessment with you, which will take roughly 30 - 40 minutes and will either be via telephone or face-to-face.

You will be asked some questions so that the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner can gain a good understanding of your situation and how you are feeling. They will use your answers to assess what the most appropriate type of support is for you, and they will work with you to make the best decision about your treatment.

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