TMN operate a ‘Stepped Care’ model, which simply means that you will receive the level of care that you need, when you need it. We will always use the least intrusive, most effective option available to help you with your personal recovery goals.

The ‘steps’ are outlined below as:

Step 1

The first stage on your journey to recovery is to identify that you have a mental health difficulty, decide to take steps to address and resolve that difficulty and then set out on a pathway towards mental wellbeing.

Identification

We seek help – from a doctor, pharmacist or nurse – when we’re not physically well. Why not get help when we’re not mentally at our best? Modern life is challenging enough without the added burden of dealing alone with the problems that threaten our mental wellbeing.

We offer easy access to psychological treatments and therapies for common mental health problems, such as:

  • Anger
  • Depression/Low Mood
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress
  • Work Problems
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Step 2

Step 2 treatments are for mild to moderate mental health difficulties, such as depression, panic disorder, social phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Step 2 treatments consist of low intensity interventions provided through support groups and guided self-help using workbooks and computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

You can use this chart to identity your own personal situation.

Treatments include:

  • Guided self-help
  • Behavioural activation
  • Exercise
  • Courses and groups
  • Telephone sessions
  • Face-to-face sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Signposting

Most types of therapy have more similarities than differences. They are all talking therapies which focus on difficult symptoms and events and support you in managing how you feel. However, some therapies may have been proven through research to be most effective for specific difficulties.

Step 3

Step 3 treatments are for mild to moderate and severe mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), that have not responded to low intensity intervention.

Treatments include:

  • Behavioural Activation
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Counselling
  • EMDR
  • Couple Therapy for Depression
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Interpersonal Therapy for Depression
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Most types of therapy have more similarities than differences. They are all talking therapies which focus on difficult symptoms and events and support you in managing how you feel. However, some therapies may have been proven through research to be most effective for specific difficulties.

Step 4

Step 4 treatments are for severe mental health difficulties, where an individual has not responded to treatments provided at Step 2 or Step 3, or is showing signs of psychosis. In these cases, we provide a referral to the Community Mental Health Team or Crisis Response Team.

If you wish to access Talking Matters Northumberland, please click here for more information about referring to TMN.