Talking Therapies (italk)

Solent Mind works in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to provide italk – an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.

italk provides talking therapies to those aged 16 and over who are registered with GPs in Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Bordon, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, the New Forest, Petersfield, Romsey, Waterlooville and Winchester.

The service works with people with mild to moderate mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, which includes obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Treatments offered include:

  • 1-2-1 support (via telephone or face to face)
  • Groups and workshops
  • Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT)
  • Guided Self-Help
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Inter-Personal Therapy 
  • Couples Therapy
  • Employment Support
  • Signposting to other services
  • Medication Advice
  • Lifestyle Support
  • Bibliotherapy

How to access this service

italk is free to access for anyone aged 16 and over and registered with a GP in Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Bordon, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, the New Forest, Petersfield, Romsey, Waterlooville and  Winchester.  italk accepts both self-referrals and GP referrals. You can self-refer to the service and even book directly on to some of their groups online by visiting www.italk.org.uk

Listen to Ian Smith and Gill Hepburn from the italk employment team talking to Alison Colley from Real Employment Law Advice about mental health issues in the workplace and how italk can help: 

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