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Getting help

We want to make sure that people have easy access to talking therapies to help improve their health and wellbeing.

It is estimated that nearly 20,000 people within Blackburn with Darwen suffer from either anxiety or depression and Mindcare will help to ensure that they get the help and support they need to work towards recovery.

Mindcare is the new primary care mental health service, created to offer a single point of access to all mental health services.  A dedicated team are available to help you reach your ultimate goal of emotional wellbeing, by offering a personal service, tailored to the needs of each individual.

At each step of the way support is offered in the community or primary care setting. The Mindcare team are multi-disciplined, fully trained and qualified professionals with experience in mental health.

Blackburn with Darwen has recruited 14 therapists with the aim of providing more than 2700 new treatments over the next two years. The Blackburn with Darwen Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service will be provided by Mindcare.

How to get in touch

Your first stop should be your GP who will refer you on to Mindcare.

GPs, health and social care professionals can phone Blackburn with Darwen's Single Point of Access on 01254 226037.


The British Association for Counselling (BACP) has an excellent website and you can use the search facility to find other counselling services.

Visit the BACP website


Therapy Directory

The Therapy Directory website lists local practioners providing a range of health and wellbeing therapies.

Visit the Therapy Directory website


There is a choice of services for people with common mental health problems.

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