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Trauma Therapy for Vulnerable Groups


NO WRONG DOOR – Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

Options Wellbeing Trust is a charity that is committed to helping people with their wellbeing and mental health in Southampton and Bournemouth either in person, over the phone or via our Telehealth online platform.

Introducing an innovative pilot initiative designed to address the needs of individuals who currently face a gap in available support services. This program offers a unique two-pronged approach to trauma therapy, specifically tailored for those who require more assistance than the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) framework can provide, yet don’t meet the criteria for CMHT (Community Mental Health Team) support.

Our offering includes a pre-trauma therapy welfare check-in service as well as trauma-informed psychotherapy, encompassing therapeutic techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and CFT (Compassion-Focused Therapy). Through this initiative, individuals in Southampton and the surrounding areas, falling within the NWD (Neighborhoods with Disadvantage) communities of interest categories, can access up to 184 hours of essential support and therapy.

We understand that many individuals in need face financial barriers or experience lengthy waiting lists for free services, which can lead to a deterioration in their mental health and increased safeguarding/risk concerns. Our program aims to bridge this gap by providing the necessary help and support they deserve.

Upon receiving a referral, our team arranges an initial assessment with a qualified therapist. The clinical lead and safeguarding team then assess whether the client is ready for immediate therapy or would benefit from a shorter program of 30-minute welfare check-ins conducted over the phone. This approach ensures a gradual transition into psychotherapy, allowing clients to engage fully when they feel prepared. Sessions with a qualified therapist are tailored to the individual’s needs, with regular reviews to ensure the achievement of the client’s goals.

Contact us today for more information.