Talk together Bromley is part of the national ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) programme. We offer evidence based support for you if you are suffering from depression or a range of anxiety disorders.
We will help you, if you receive Sickness Benefit and are off work due to anxiety or depression. We work with you if you are at risk of losing your job due to the problems that you are experiencing. We will support you and your employer, working closely with Job Centre Plus and other local agencies who are able to provide employment support.
The service offers one-to-one counselling and group sessions (often called talking therapies) in person, on the telephone and even via a computer, to help you find ways to treat or cope with your condition.
The experienced team includes Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs), psychologists, counsellors, therapists and mental health practitioners who will work with you to understand your thoughts, feelings and what triggers them and offer advice and strategies to deal with them.
You can self refer to your local IAPT service by clicking here or if you are over 18 and registered with a Bromley GP you can find out more about Talk together Bromley (Bromley IAPT) and self-refer on the dedicated website: talktogetherbromley.co.uk.
The current average waiting time for the Talk together Bromley service is 3.6 weeks.
Using this service
Referrals to the service are via
Self referral using the local number 0300 003 3000
Referral from your doctor (GP)
Other health professionals
To make a self referral, please use this form here
Who this service is for
The service supports people living with mild to moderate depression or anxiety, including panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and phobias.
Once the service receives your referral, we aim to contact you within five working days to arrange for an assessment and then treatment.
Your first appointment
On your first visit to the service you will meet one of the team, who will talk to you about your condition and try to find out a bit more about you. During the session – which will be a friendly discussion – we’ll try to offer support and suggest things you can do to help tackle your condition. If we think it would be helpful we may then suggest further appointments, joining a group or exercises you can try on your own.
Changing or cancelling an appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment with us, please give as much notice as you can so that we can offer your time slot to another patient. You can call us on 0300 003 3000.
Talking therapy is a broad term. It covers all the psychological therapies that involve a person talking to a therapist about their problems. Read more…
Useful information and websites
Talk together Bromley
Provides guided self-help and Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy (CBT) to adults experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression. The service also provides employment support to adults who are struggling to stay in work as a result of their mental health problems or are having trouble telling their employers about their difficulties. Talk together Bromley is the NHS IAPT service for adults who are registered with a Bromley GP.
Bromley and Lewisham MIND
Local support for people living with mental health problems.
Mind helps people take control of their mental health. They do this by providing information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
The NHS website with more information about the IAPT programme.
Which talking therapy?
This leaflet issued by the Department of Health tells you a little more about talking therapies and how they can help depression.
If you are a health or social care professional and wish to refer a patient/client to our service please complete a referral form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Patients can also be referred via the Single Point of Entry form on EMIS.
Alternatively, patients can self-refer by calling the service on 0300 003 3000 or they can complete the self-referral form can be found on the Talk together Bromley website.
Service lead: Sarah Medford