Prioritising your mental health is a strength, not a weakness

Many people can feel too embarrassed, or too proud to ask for help. It might be an inherited trait from an upbringing or from a personal lived experience.

Thinking it is just a phase that will pass, or distracting yourself by working longer days can feel easier to hide feelings of stress, low mood, anxiety, and depression.

But you don't have to carry the burden alone.

Try typed therapy
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Everyone has the right to mental health support

Did you know that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health condition. At ieso we believe everyone should have access to health services easily and with respect.

Typed cognitive behavioural therapy can help you develop practical skills to use in day-to-day life that help with low mood, anxiety, and even depression. Its confidential and available free through the NHS.

It only takes a minute or two to check if typed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is available to you.

Whenever you’re ready to start your typed therapy, we’re ready to help.

Why typed therapy?

Typed therapy takes place online via a secure platform. As the sessions are typed, you do not have to speak to anyone, and no one will overhear your conversation. You won't need to worry about traveling to appointments, simply find a quiet place, like the comfort of your sofa to begin your session.

Appointments are available from 6 am to 11 pm helping to work around any shift patterns.   Before each session, your therapist will check in with how you are, so we can tailor your treatment to be as effective as possible. Between sessions, we’ll ask you to keep a journal and do thinking exercises to help develop positive, long-term habits.

Research shows a little work leads to better recovery and can help keep you feeling well after your therapy sessions have ended.

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How it works

Our patients tell us typed therapy makes it easier to open up and reflect on their thoughts and behaviours than if they were sat in front of a therapist. The additional benefits of typed therapy include:

Flexible - appointments are available seven days a week, 6am – 11pm
Confidential - no video calling, just typing
No travel required - accessible from anywhere - all you need is a device that connects to the internet
Life friendly – access therapy in your own time. We fit sessions around your commitments
Guidance beyond therapy - learn practical CBT skills to use in day-to-day life

Felt lighter after my first appointment and there wasn’t the pressure of having to speak to someone or see someone, I was able to take my time and type what I wanted to say which I found helped me express myself more easily.


Begin your therapy in four steps

1. Refer and register

Self-referral is available in your area. Self-referring allows you to access online therapy quickly and easily without the need to visit your GP. Once you have self-refered and created your account, complete your questionnaires. We will then find the best therapist for your needs.


2. Start therapy

Chat with your therapist. They’ll create a treatment programme designed just for you and will help you set goals, break down problems and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns.

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3. Practise

Between sessions you’ll use the new skills your therapist has taught you in real life. Your therapist will track your progress using questionnaires before each session and target the most persistent and troubling areas.


4. See results

Your therapist will help you monitor change and target the most persistent and upsetting areas.

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Start today for free

If you would like to find out about other mental health support options available in your area, visit the NHS website.

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