Updated on: 14/11/2017
In 2016, Newman University launched a new wellbeing service for the community - Newman Health & Wellbeing – which currently consists of a Counselling & Psychotherapy service; a Wellbeing workshops service; and our Reachout youth service. Through delivery of these services the aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals and to make a positive contribution to the communities and organisations to which they belong.
Newman Health & Wellbeing are delighted to announce that they have recently gained membership of the Living Well consortium which has been commissioned by the NHS Clinical Commissioning groups for Birmingham Cross city, South Central, Sandwell and West Birmingham, along with Forward Thinking Birmingham, to deliver a range of mental health and psychological wellbeing services supporting individuals and groups.
The Counselling & Psychotherapy service will be offering Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service to young people aged 14-25 referred by a Birmingham GP. This will enable any young person demonstrating signs of distress associated with stress, anxiety or depression to access 6 sessions of counselling within the Newman Health & Wellbeing suite of therapy rooms based at Newman University.
Clinical Manager at Newman Health & Wellbeing, Colette Lewis commented:
"By being members of the Living Well Consortium, Newman Health & Wellbeing is able to offer free short-term counselling for 14-25 year olds, which is much needed in the local area. It also provides our practitioners with valuable experience of working with clients on a time-limited basis, which we hope will increase their attractiveness to employers when they complete their training."