[Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust] New mental well-being service for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

BeMe – the new service set up to improve the mental health of people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
BeMe is part of a national network of services known as ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT). NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly approved the new provider after a formal commissioning process at the end of 2012. BeMe is a mental well-being service provided by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Neill Richardson, BeMe’s Clinical Lead explains, “The BeMe team offer a range of services to people experiencing anxiety and depression. We can all feel low, worried, fearful or distressed. This can be caused by a life event like bereavement, divorce or unemployment; a health issue; or coping as a carer; or with a traumatic event, BeMe can help you deal with these.
“The service is open to all by phoning 01579 373700.
“Self-referral is really useful because we know when people call us they are ready to get help. People’s experiences are different and so are their needs. BeMe is designed to give people the skills they need to help themselves. Specially trained practitioners will help people understand the options available including individual work and a range of courses and groups.”
BeMe is available from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, and some evening appointments available.
BeMe offers help to anyone over the age of 16 who needs it. It’s free and confidential service which is provided as part of the NHS. Appointments can be made by telephoning 01579 373700.
People can still visit their GP for help. GPs plus other health and social care professionals can make a referral to BeMe.
More information can be found by searching ‘BeMe Cornwall’ on the web, through social media or by email to be.me@cornwall.nhs.uk
For further information contact The Communications Team on: 01208 834632
Sarah Fisher
Communications Manager, 
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
Head Office: Fairview House, Corporation Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1FB
Tel: 01208 834632
Mobile: 07825 112458
Loaded by cornwall24.net  15 February, 2013 – For the important health issue of mental heath – without prejudice or any suggestion of support for Government health or finance policies, nor any endorsement of the organisation.