York Street Medical Practice

146 - 148 York Street, Cambridge, CB1 2PY

Telephone: 01223 364116

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Mental Health

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please telephone 111 option 2 for advice.

If you are struggling with ongoing mental health issues please click the following link for help Keep Your Head

Counselling/Therapy services

Lawrence Way Community House: 01223 425419 (answerphone) Free time-limited counselling if you live in the following electoral wards: Arbury, East Chesterton, Abbey or King’s Hedges. Brief ‘CBT’ for anxiety. One couples counsellor. They run anger management courses twice a year. Centre 33 (counselling for under 25s) 01223 316488. Bereavement CRUSE 01223 302662

PRIVATE THERAPY: Group Therapy Centre, 3 Downing Place 01223 357221. £9/session in the evening.

Relate, 3 Brooklands Avenue – 01223 357424 (also offer psychosexual therapy) Website

Cogwheel Trust (work with couples and families) 01223 464385.

Family & divorce centre (mediation) 01223 576308/9 Jeanette Josse (Individual, Marital and Family Therapist) 01223 460122

General Counselling – Parkside 01223 242029, Cambridge Consultancy 01223 415039

Counselling directory – details fees. Website

Anxiety and depression

There is good evidence that one of the best treatments for anxiety and depression is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Click here to access an online computerised CBT course written by a team of UK psychologists.

Moodgym  is an Australian award-winning on-line CBT program. One study showed an improvement of 4.0 points on depression scale compared to 1.0 with placebo intervention).

If you would prefer to have supervised CBT then you could see Jo De Bono (07789 646974) & Paul Delderfield (07748 504474) privately.

Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

Detailed self-help workbooks

  • Anxiety / depression
  • Bereavement
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (e.g. difficult birth)
  • Shyness & Social Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • “I’m tired all the time doctor” / Chronic Fatique Syndrome

Available from the Mental Health Info link at The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Excellent books on depression:

Greenberger – Mind Over Mood
Gilbert – Overcoming Depression (local libraries have several copies of these two books which can be reserved for you)

Prevention of teenage suicide written both for young people and their parents: Papyrus (0870 170 4000)


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