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yay retro! support Children in Need and italk in Hampshire

Recently yay retro! were contacted by italk, a service provided by the charity Solent Mind who are holding an entire day of fundraising for BBC Children in Need on the 16th of November 2012.

They asked us to contribute something to their raffle and we were very pleased to offer one of our loveliest vintage china coffee sets.  This set made by Noritake has 8 cups and saucers, a jug, sugar bowl and large coffee pot. Perfect for the office coffee break?!

yay retro! support italk in Hampshire and Children in Need on 16th November 2012

yay retro! were very pleased to have been asked to support italk since they provide an invaluable service for anyone over the age of 16 who has a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. This also includes obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic and post-traumatic stress disorder. They can also signpost people on to other organisations for help and support if necessary.

italk told us that people can expect to find their therapists warm, experienced and open to all your concerns, and that you will be listened to without judgement. 

The therapies and support  italk offer is:


·         Guided self help

·         Group workshops

·         Employment support

·         Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT)

·         Signposting to other services

·         Lifestyle support

·         Medication advice

·         Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

·         Couples therapy for Depression

·         CBT-i for insomnia

italk have over 50 staff in the office, all working hard to provide a constant service to patients, predominantly over the telephone to reduce wait list times and be as convenient and flexible a service as possible. Anyone interested in their service can refer themselves by phone on 02380 383920 or by emailing hamp-pct.italkservice@nhs.net. You can also be referred to them by your GP. Their dedicated Patient Liaison team will then book  you in for an assessment. The therapist you speak with during your assessment will offer you all the options they feel are suitable for you and you will make the decision about how to progress in your journey to recovery together.

If you’d like any more information then please visit the italk website www.italk.org.uk...please don't suffer in silence, there are people on hand wanting to listen and help you xxx

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