Who we are
Welcome to Mindsmatter - we are the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service part of Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. We are a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Many of us go through difficult times in our lives, which can leave us feeling worried, anxious or depressed and feeling unable to cope.
Mindsmatter offer access to a range of brief therapeutic interventions, including online programmes and one-to-one therapy, across our localities to support people’s differing emotional needs.
The Mindsmatter team is made up of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT), Counsellors, and our supportive admin staff. Please see our FAQ section for further information.
Giving people the right information and help to develop skills and gain tools to overcome stress, anxiety and depression is at the heart of what we do.
What we aim to do
We aim to provide people who experience difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression with access to our service. We aim to empower people to make informed choices and changes to improve well-being and live fulfilled lives by offering a range of talking therapies and self help to meet your needs.
Please take some time to look through the different sections on our website, which we hope will help find out more about how we may help you. You will find information on the range of support available from Mindsmatter in your local area, as well as some information about other local services and advice lines you may find helpful and some recommended reading.
You can self-refer to our services either via this website by completing a registration form or telephoning your local Mindsmatter team. The details can be found under our ‘Contact us and self referral’ section.