Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)
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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

At a glance:

What is it? One to one therapy In person or by phone

How much does it cost? FREE

How many sessions? It varies, but usually about 4

How long? up to 30 mins

How will it help me feel better? Talk with someone who can explain your problems and help you set goals and tackle problems step by step.

A Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner is trained to help you to manage your way to feeling better about your problems.  You can meet your Wellbeing Practitioner face to face or speak to them over the phone.

This can be really helpful if you have experience any of the following:

  • Depression or low mood
  • Worry or anxiety
  • Anxiety with depression
  • Panic or phobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner can help you to plan an individual programme.  They can:

  • Introduce self help material and help you to use it so you can get the most out of it
  • Introduce you to other services which may help you, including alcohol advice, debt advice and housing
  • Show you how to use computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Encourage activity and regular exercise which can help you feel better
  • Support you to stay in work or get into work through training and voluntary placements
  • Help you make the best use of any medication prescribed by your GP

Most PWPs work in GP Surgeries and see people in the surgery.  They work with GPs and communicate with them about aspects of care. 

If you think seeing a PWP would help you overcome one of the problems above, speak to your GP or contact us.

This page was last updated on 2013-12-04 11:25:33

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