Talking Matters Warrington - support for health & social care staff

Support for health and social care staff

The online CBT support offered includes programmes such stress management, low mood, resilience and modules on coping with COVID-19. The nature of the programmes means people can access them immediately. This offer of support is open to all health and social care staff working in Warrington, aged 16 or over (regardless of where they live, or where their GP is based). Any staff member who is interested, should download and complete this referral form and email it to

Talking Matters Warrington’s core service

Talking Matters Warrington continues to offer its core service, alongside the support described above (which is a specific response to the COVID-19 outbreak). Due to the current restrictions psychological interventions are being delivered via telephone and through the Silvercloud e-therapy platform. The service offers a range of talking treatments to people experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The treatments include guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

To use the core service, people need to be aged 16 or over and registered with a GP in Warrington. People can be referred into the service by a GP, or can refer themselves. The service is currently accepting referrals via email and via voicemails left at 01925 401720. A referral form can be downloaded from Talking Matters’ webpages