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Covid-19 - temporary changes to the service

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Think Wellbeing Knowsley continues to accept new patient referrals. All appointments are currently being delivered online, via telephone or via a secure internet-enabled video link. We are not currently offering face-to-face appointments. 
You can refer yourself directly to us using our self-referral form.

Who we are

Think Wellbeing offers free NHS therapy for people in Knowsley with common mental health problems like anxiety or depression, to help you change the way you feel by changing the way you think.

With our easy-to-access, flexible therapy options to suit your lifestyle, you’ll have a choice of either:

Option 1 - online therapy through our SilverCloud system

  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week 
  • Can be done at a time and place that suits you
  • You can start the therapy straight away
  • You will get weekly online support from your therapist
  • You will have access to the system for a year after you’ve been discharged from the service
  • It has been shown to be more effective than one-to-one therapy

Option 2 - Skills for Wellbeing Course 

  • A six-week course that will help you develop skills to manage your mood 
  • The sessions are informal and relaxed, and you don’t have to talk about your problems if you don’t want to
  • Courses are available in your local area
  • You will have a choice of times you can attend
  • A new course begins every three weeks so you’ll never have to wait more than a few weeks to join.

When you have your first assessment appointment with a member of our team, you will have plenty of time to talk through the two options in more detail to help you decide which one is right for you.

Most people find that online therapy or a wellbeing course is all they need to feel better, but if you still need extra help after completing these, we will then offer you face-to-face, one-to-one therapy with one of our specialist therapists.

Our service is for adults age 16 and over with common mental health problems like mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. We can help with other problems like panic attacks, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder.

Our service is available to anyone who is registered with a Knowsley GP.

If you've been feeling down, stressed, anxious or panicky, we can help. Some other common reasons for using our service include:

  • Not wanting to do things you used to enjoy, like hobbies or seeing friends
  • Feeling down or hopeless about the future
  • Having trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual
  • Feeling tired or having little energy
  • Not being able to stop worrying
  • Feeling restless and agitated
  • Feeling afraid all the time, like something bad is going to happen

If any of these sound familiar, why not refer yourself to our service today by completing our simple online referral form?

Accessing our service is simple. You can refer yourself to our service today by clicking the 'self-refer to our service' button on the right side of this page and filling in our simple online referral form. Alternatively, you can visit your GP who will be able to make a referral to our service on your behalf.

Once you have submitted your online referral, a member of our team will send you an appointment to attend an initial assessment at one of our nearby clinics, where one of our therapists will talk through your symptoms with you to help you decide which treatment option is best for you. 

We also provide the Think Wellbeing service in Halton and St Helens.

Download Self help guides on a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, stress and depression, produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. 

Self-referral form for Think Wellbeing Knowsley

To refer yourself for our talking therapies, please fill in the form below or, alternatively, call 0151 290 4999. Please note: this service is for people age 16 and over only. This web form is for client self-referrals only. If you are professional wishing to assist a client to self-refer, please call the service in the presence of the client, as consent will be needed to accept and process the referral. Thank you.

Date of birth Required
Address Required
Do you have Email? Required
Address of your GP practice? Required
Are you ex-British Armed Forces?
Do you consider yourself to have a disability? Required
Do you have a long term health condition?
Do you require wheelchair access? Required
Do you require an interpreter? Required
Please let us know any days and times you are definitely NOT available


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