Chronic physical illness can have a life changing effect on wellbeing, functioning capacity and quality of life. Depression and / or anxiety may increase the perceived severity of the physical symptoms and add to distress. Overcoming depression and anxiety can result in better self-management, better quality of life and can also have a direct impact on the physical health condition itself.
Do you have a long term condition or medically unexplained symptoms?
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- coronary heart disease
- chronic pain
- irritable bowel syndrome
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- any persistent physical symptoms with no medical cause
Are you… feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed? Having difficulty coping or managing your condition?
If you have answer yes to the questions above then talking changes may be able to help you?
Ask your health professional about a referral to Talking Changes. Once you have been accepted into the service a therapist will work through a booklet with you over 4 weeks, supporting you and monitoring your progress. If you still feel like you need further support after this you will be referred to a Talking Changes practitioner for face to face sessions.