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Welcome to First Steps

We aim to help people find their way back to emotional well-being. The goal is to help people talk about and understand their emotions, thoughts and feelings, and make informed choices in addressing their mental health needs.

We are trained mental health advisors with backgrounds in a variety of professions. We offer a range of self-help resources, educational sessions and signpost people to other relevant local services. Our service is provided by Virgin Care on behalf of the local authority.

 

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We welcome feedback regarding our website and self-help resources – please contact us on 0808 801 0325 or email to first.steps@nhs.net with any suggestions.

Your comments

"I have really enjoyed today and it has helped a lot and will be using it in my life"   

Emotion Gym client
2014-01-10T10:19:32+00:00
“I have really enjoyed today and it has helped a lot and will be using it in my life”    Emotion Gym client
"Very detailed, lots of information to take away. Really good session" 

Emotion Gym client
2014-01-10T10:25:34+00:00
“Very detailed, lots of information to take away. Really good session”  Emotion Gym client
Workplace Well-being training

"Excellent presentation - very helpful to us"
2014-01-10T10:28:28+00:00
Workplace Well-being training “Excellent presentation – very helpful to us”
Mental Health Awareness training

"The knowledge of the presenters is amazing"
2014-05-29T07:27:35+00:00
Mental Health Awareness training “The knowledge of the presenters is amazing”
"Very helpful and engaging - excellent introduction to some useful CBT techniques"

Emotion Gym client
2014-05-29T07:29:48+00:00
“Very helpful and engaging – excellent introduction to some useful CBT techniques” Emotion Gym client
"Thank you very much for the use of equipment for partially deaf people. I could not have done without this"

Emotion Gym client
2014-05-29T07:25:41+00:00
“Thank you very much for the use of equipment for partially deaf people. I could not have done without this” Emotion Gym client
"Thank you very much for the use of equipment for partially deaf people. I could not have done without this. I am most grateful for your help! Thank you"

Emotion Gym client
2014-02-17T15:05:22+00:00
“Thank you very much for the use of equipment for partially deaf people. I could not have done without this. I am most grateful for your help! Thank you” Emotion Gym client
Mental Health Awareness training

"Increased my confidence in my knowledge about this topic. Thank you"
2014-01-10T10:27:48+00:00
Mental Health Awareness training “Increased my confidence in my knowledge about this topic. Thank you”
"I wish to thank you most sincerely for the time you gave to me, together with all the information I have received through the post.  Knowing that there are people/organisations out there who can help me, I feel less anxious and therefore more relaxed"

Phone line client
2014-05-29T07:34:53+00:00
“I wish to thank you most sincerely for the time you gave to me, together with all the information I have received through the post.  Knowing that there are people/organisations out there who can help me, I feel less anxious and therefore more relaxed” Phone line client
"Have found the course to be very good, pleased I attended. Thank you"   

Emotion Gym client
2014-01-10T10:25:59+00:00
“Have found the course to be very good, pleased I attended. Thank you”    Emotion Gym client

 
Contact us: t: 0808 801 0325 or e: first.steps@nhs.net