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Minister for Suicide Prevention hears stories of recovery

Stories of recovery among people experiencing mental health problems in South West England, have been heard by the Minister for Suicide Prevention, Jackie Doyle-Price MP.


The Minister met with staff and service users at the LIFT Psychology Service in Swindon which provides treatments for people with mental health needs.


In an area of England that includes Bath and North East Somerset, LIFT offers services for people experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health difficulties.


The Minister was given a tour of the Swindon facilities and heard first-hand about the difference LIFT has made to service users.


In some cases, individuals are helped by LIFT after self-referring themselves to support available under the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme.


Dr Hayley Richards said: "For those experiencing mental health problems, getting the right support at the right time can be crucial to recovery. So to have the Minister visit and recognise the success of the programme along with the team's hard work is a really positive step."


If you think you may benefit from IAPT services, you can access some of them via your GP or directly yourself. For more information visit here.

Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention: "I heard first-hand today about the difference the Lift Psychology Service has made to service users."