Who we are
Talk Wandsworth is part of the Department of Health's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative. The service is provided by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
We can help if you are experiencing anxiety or stress, depression, bereavement or loss, sleep difficulties, anger issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, eating disorders and many other everyday problems.
Who is the service for
Our service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who is living in Wandsworth or who has a Wandsworth GP.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
56 Tooting High Street
Telephone: 020 3513 5000
Our opening hours
We offer treatment appointments between the hours of 08.00 - 20.00
Our administrative team work between the hours of 09.00 - 17.00, queries can be answered via the phone or email during this time only.
Who you might see / our staff
- Service Manager: Helen McVeigh
What you can expect
We offer access to a range of talking therapies for people with common mental health problems and everyday challenges. We provide treatments that are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Our therapies, both group and individual, are provided either in our hub in Tooting Broadway, in GP surgeries and other community venues across the borough. We also offer individual therapy by audio-visual link (like Skype).
Your GP can refer you and you can also self referral.
When you contact the service by self-referral, you will be called and booked into a telephone assessment at a time that is convenient for you. (Calls from this Service will show up as a withheld or private number on your mobile.) This will help us understand your needs and to decide on the most appropriate treatment for you. If you have not been contacted within seven days please do call us on 020 3513 5000.
You will discuss the number of sessions needed at your initial appointment. Some therapy is delivered 1:1, some in groups. 1:1 can be face-to-face, via Skype or via live text conversation. There is also an online support platform called SilverCloud where you undertake modules individually and have online check-ins with a therapist. Length of session, types of therapy and duration of treatment are evidence based and determined by your needs. You will book a regular time for your appointments and be sent reminders via text. If you don’t find the therapy is helping you, the therapist will help you explore other options. We cannot provide support for people who are in immediate crisis.