Ieso Digital Health provides free, one-to-one therapy on behalf of the NHS in Merton for people with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Qualified therapists deliver live cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online through written (typed) conversation in a secure virtual therapy room. Your therapist will work closely with you to help you understand how your thoughts and beliefs affect your feelings and behaviours, and teach you new coping skills to handle different problems or situations.
Online CBT follows the same format as traditional face-to-face therapy and is proven to be just as effective. You can attend from anywhere you feel most comfortable and at a time to fit around your schedule, including evening and weekends. Appointments are usually 30 or 60 minutes long and you can access your session from any device that connects to the internet.
There are no waits to treatment so you can typically start therapy within a week of registering for the service.
Eligibility: Online CBT is available for people aged 18 and over who are either registered with a Merton GP or a resident of the borough.
You can refer yourself for treatment without having to see your GP: