Are you thriving or just 'surviving'?

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Are you thriving or just 'surviving'?

Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK say that they have experienced a mental health issue.

If you’re concerned that you may be experiencing anxiety, stress or worry, you can self-refer to typed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with ieso. It's confidential and available free through the NHS.

Why typed therapy?

When our mental wellbeing is generally OK, we tend not to think too much about it. But paying attention to our minds even when we're not struggling can make the difference between just 'getting through life', and really flourishing.

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

Taking better care of our mind

It's very easy to find ourselves stuck in survival mode - especially after the challenges of the past couple of years. If we recognise, we're in a bit of a rut and want to move forward to a life that's more fulfilling and rewarding, it might be helpful to consider for a moment the differences between surviving and thriving.

In our blog, Jo Gray - ieso CBT therapist, shares some ideas and prompts to help you take better care of your mind from day to day - not just when you're experiencing difficulties.

Read our blog

This has really help me understand myself and why I feel like I do. The lady I was speaking to was really kind and understanding.


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 issues and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns.

Typed therapy

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.

See results, plotting progress

Start the process

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

Get started with ieso

What people say

We’ve helped thousands of people feel better.
Here are their stories of recovery and growth.

Was great to talk to someone once a week who listened and actioned your worries and anxieties with tasks for the week and how to overcome them. I am in a much better place and have been given the resources and information to carry on by myself.


Was nervous to begin with, but my therapist made me feel at ease throughout my treatment. It was taken at my speed, every step was explained.


I was listened to, supported and guided by a professional, empathic and non judgemental therapist. I was not rushed or pushed into doing things I was not ready for e.g activities. I slowly managed to gain some self confidence and self worth which I am still working on. I am now able to slowly move forward after the trauma that took me to utilise this service.