Our wellbeing services, provided within your community, offer a range of support with mental health, emotional issues and help with general wellbeing.

The Anchor

The Anchor

Mental Health Wellbeing Service & Dual Diagnosis Team

Based at The Anchor Wellbeing Centre, the Wellbeing Team consists of 2 Registered Mental Health nurses and a highly experienced Senior Support Worker who all have experience and qualifications in providing therapeutic interventions for those suffering with mental health problems including: anxiety, depression, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Bipolar Affective Disorder, OCD

The team works alongside other mental health, drug/alcohol counselling and related services to provide all-round support.

We also provide a Community Recovery Group every Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm, run by volunteers Frank and Joe, who both have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of recovery. Clients are offered this group whilst waiting for their referral to be processed, but it’s also open to anybody that’s interested.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis

Someone with a ‘dual diagnosis’ has a mental health condition (such as schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder, stress, anxiety & depression) alongside a substance dependency (alcohol, street drugs or prescribed medication).

Both problems combine to have a significantly damaging effect upon a person’s life; each condition has symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to function, self-perception and form relationships with others.

People with a dual diagnosis can often experience other non-medical difficulties: these may include social, legal, housing, welfare and lifestyle matters, which healthcare services can’t always provide support with.

The team currently offers:
• 1:1 support/therapy for mental health and addictions.
• Auricular Acupuncture.
• Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: 8 weeks course.
• Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention: 8 weeks course (addictions).
• Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction: 8 weeks course (stress/anxiety).
• The PTSD programme, incorporating EMDR, ACT, CFT and reconsolidation.
• Reversing the Spiral (RTS): A transitional lifestyle change programme.

The team works alongside other mental health, drug/alcohol counselling and related services to provide a more all-round support to those living in supported housing and the community within the Waveney area.

As a direct-access service, the Team welcomes self-referrals (in addition to those made by referring agencies). Referral forms can be requested by telephone (01502) 527214 or via email at ddt@accessct.org.

Hoarding and Decluttering Support

Hoarding and Decluttering Support

Our ongoing commitment to Community Health and Wellbeing has led to the creation of our compassionate hoarding and decluttering support service across Waveney.

Hoarding can be triggered by many factors and our dedicated support team understands this. We embrace an holistic approach, which is sensitive to each individual we support.

We help clients to understand what factors may cause them to compulsively acquire and store items they may not necessarily require. We provide decluttering and clearance relief, whilst delivering ongoing wraparound support and therapies if required to positively assist individuals in maintaining future physical and mental wellbeing.

View our informative introductory leaflet here, which includes information on identifying symptoms.

Referrals are welcomed by Local Authority and Adult Social Care, GP’s, Social Prescribing, Police, Self-referrals and/or from Relatives/Friends. To make a referral simple email hoarding@accessct.org or call/message 07884 750520

Structured Wellbeing & Relapse Prevention Programmes

Structured Wellbeing & Relapse Prevention Programmes

Our mental health and wellbeing can change from moment to moment, and day to day. Whether you are in crisis or coping, we, at Mindful Pathways @ Access Community Trust can offer support to help you manage your mental wellbeing.

The Trust currently delivers Mindfulness for Positive Wellbeing (MPW) as a unique mindfulness-based intervention derived from the 8-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, and aimed at patients who have suffered one or more episodes of depression and/or anxiety. The MPW course also incorporates the theory and practices of Compassion Focussed Therapy, positive psychology, and includes information about mindfulness extracted from contemporary neuroscientific research.

The course is delivered over 8 weekly 2-hour sessions and participants are encouraged to engage in at least 20 minutes of mindfulness practice per day throughout the duration of the course.

To get in touch with the team, please:
Phone 01502 527216 or mobile 07764905875
Email: mindful.pathways@accessct.org
Visit: The Workspace, 113-114 High Street, Lowestoft, NR32 1HN

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing

The Trust is currently delivering Leiston Links, a social prescribing service developed with Leiston Together and the East Suffolk Communities Team. The Link Worker is based at Leiston GP practice and linked to the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) for Leiston and Saxmundham funded by SCC and ESP. The project launched in January 2018 and is projected to run through to June 2019.

The scheme utilises the local network of partners as part of Leiston Together to actively examine possibilities of developing new referral pathways with external agencies. We have already linked up with Jobcentre Plus and discussions are ongoing with enabling Adult Community Services (ACS) and Care Navigators to also refer. The Link Worker has made connections with local community groups, in particular for surrounding villages so that patients can be signposted to activities local to them, such as Parkrun, gardening clubs or yoga to help manage stress and anxiety.

In addition, we will provide home visits for follow-up meetings, if the patient has issues accessing transport, and as part of these meetings we make sure the Link Worker helps the patients to identify possible transport options.

The Trust is also a current member of the Social Prescribing Network and have attended the network’s inaugural International Research Conference in Salford, June 2018 which explored common frameworks of non-clinical community interventions.

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