July Members Meeting - Stress Management

The Chelmsford and District Diabetes UK Group invited Claire Brown from Mid Essex Health in Mind to run a shortened version of their Stress Management course for the group at their July members meeting.  All agreed that Claire and her colleague provided excellent guidance on Stress Management.

Mid-Essex Health in Mind is a psychological therapies service designed to help people with managing everyday problems that are causing them to suffer stress and anxiety.  The service can be accessed by self-referral, or by referral from a GP.  Help can be in the form of telephone support, cognitive behavioural therapy, workshops or computerised cognitive behavioural therapy.  Those who self-refer are able to request that the information be withheld from their GP.  

The Health in Mind Service works with people to reduce their feelings of stress and anxiety.  The service looks at why the person is stressed and/or is anxious and the behaviours that are caused by stress and anxiety and then helps the patient develop strategies to change their way of thinking and coping.

All initial assessments are done by telephone.  The team then discuss how treatment is to proceed.