From Monday 3 April 2023, NAViGO Open Minds has been renamed NHS Talking Therapies as part of a national rebranding exercise that will see all Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services using the same name across the country.

Following an extensive consultation process, NHS Talking Therapies has been voted the most accessible name, and the easiest one to understand, by a wide range of staff, charities, patients and the general public.

It is accompanied with a tagline ‘for anxiety and depression’ to clarify what conditions the therapies aim to treat.

The name change doesn’t affect the staff teams or the care they provide individuals with.

NHS North East Lincs Talking Therapies is provided by NAViGO and offers a range of free therapies aimed at helping individuals to deal with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep problems and depression.

Professional practitioners can offer support in person or through a range of virtual alternatives including online courses and self-guided therapy.

If you’re 16 or above and registered to a GP in North East Lincolnshire, you are able to self-refer to the service online or call (01472) 625100. Alternatively, you can pop into NHS North East Lincs ​​​​Talking Therapies at NAViGO House, 3-7 Brighowgate, Grimsby, DN32 0QE.

Please note that NHS North East Lincs Talking Therapies is not a 24/7 service. If you’re in a mental health crisis and need urgent help, call the Single Point of Access on (01472) 256256 and select option 3. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, you can call NHS 111 free from a landline or mobile phone.