VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service

Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”.  In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

How we can help

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.

Calderdale IAPT September 2021 Newsletter

Calderdale Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) September newsletter is available to read.

You can find information on dates significant to mental health, resources and information about Calderdale and Kirklees IAPT

Download the newsletter here

Mental Health Awareness Week Event

May 8May 10

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (8th-12th May), Tesco Superstore on Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax, will be hosting an event over three days on the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. The event will enable customers and colleagues to access information and resources, in order to encourage better mental health in our community.

Local mental health organisations involved include Healthy Minds, Staying Well,  Insight Healthcare, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, and Andy’s Man Club.

Customers are invited to come and have an informal chat with the representatives of the various organisations to find out what support is available locally and to discover what they can do to improve mental health for themselves, for family members or friends.