Living with long term physical health conditions can be stressful, worrying and challenging to manage and can significantly affect your mental health.  This, in turn, can impact how well you manage your physical health condition.

We offer free NHS Talking Therapies to people who have long term physical health conditions to support their mental wellbeing and help them better manage the physical health challenges they are facing. 

There is growing awareness of the problems associated with the long term effects of of COVID-19. We understand the frustration and uncertainty surrounding long COVID. Mind Matters can assist you with getting your life back to normal, relieving negative thoughts and symptoms of anxiety and low moods. 

Being diagnosed and living with cancer may cause anxiety and low moods. Pain and mental health are strongly linked and can have a significant impact on each other. Mind Matters can offer talking therapies that can help you improve your mental health and feel in more control and provide you with the tools to improve your quality of life.

Living with a cardiac condition can be stressful and challenging. These feelings are normal but can be intensified after a cardiac event. Talking therapy provides effective treatment for anxiety and depression and can help you to better manage life with a cardiac condition. Dealing with the difficulties posed by a long-term condition along with making positive changes is not easy but with Mind Matters, we can help you in tackling these difficulties and improve the quality of your life.

Living with pain daily can be overwhelming and challenging and this can significantly impact your mental health. We understand the frustration as well as the difficulties with managing chronic pain. Talking therapies can effectively help you to overcome stress and anxiety and get you back on your feet. Mind Matters offer support to improve mindfulness and well-being and reduce negativity surrounding chronic pain. 

A COPD diagnosis can be distressing and upsetting especially when it impacts your life on a daily basis. Negative thoughts surrounding your COPD and trying to move forward with your life can be complex, but we can give you guidance to cope with the ups and downs. Talking therapy offers support around concerns and worries about the future and how to improve the quality of your life. 

Living with a chronic physical illness could have a consequential effect on your mental health, capabilities and quality of life. It is very common to feel low, frustrated or worried at times, and this in turn can affect your long term condition. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, one of the talking therapies that we offer, can improve symptoms of chronic fatigue.

Living with diabetes can be demanding and challenging to manage and this understandably may leave you frustrated and stressed. It is normal to have uncertainty after a diabetes diagnosis but talking therapies can help break down any negative feelings and anxiety you may have. Mind Matters offers a range of treatments that can help manage your diabetes better. Research has also shown that psychological therapy improves blood glucose levels and has a positive effect on diabetes.

Finding out that you have symptoms that cannot be medically explained is tough and distressing. Medically Unexplained Symptoms, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, can provoke feelings of isolation and fear as a result of a lack of understanding of the condition. This can impact your mood and how you are feeling and can then have a negative affect on the condition you are managing. Mind Matters talking therapies can help you to manage these feelings so that you are better able to cope with the symptoms.

It’s totally normal for an MSK diagnosis to have a significant impact on mental health. Anxiety can lead to higher levels of pain which in turn could lead to low moods and de-motivation. But, with the help of Mind Matters we can help you manage your long-term health condition by improving your mental health.