Outlook South West
Outlook South West offers mental health therapy for people suffering with stress, low mood and worry.
We provide the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy ( IAPT ) service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is for people aged 16 and above.
Within the service, we have the Healthy Outlook team who work with people who have long-term health conditions. They are trained to help them with the mental health impacts of living with various physical conditions. The four illnesses they currently cover are: diabetes, cardiovascular problems, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
You must be registered with a GP surgery in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly to use the service. You can register online or by telephone 01208 871905. Appointments are by phone, video or face-to-face, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
Thoughts of harm or suicide?
Outlook South West is not a crisis or emergency service. If you need help now, please go to Mental Health Crisis Cornwall page or call the 24/7 mental health response line on (0800 038 5300) for support and advice.
Please note that if your self-referral to Outlook South West raises concerns about you keeping yourself safe, we will not be accepting your referral at this time. We will also contact your GP to inform them of our concerns.
How our service works...
Once registered, your referral will be reviewed by our assessment team. The team is made up of fully-qualified, trained and experienced clinicians who will review the best and most timely treatment option for you.
It is important to be aware that we are a psychological therapy service and not a ‘traditional counselling’ service. We offer many evidenced-based and NICE recommended treatment options.
Depending on what treatment option has been offered, we will contact you to book you into a course, online programme or an appointment, and send you information about the treatment you will receive.
Very often, the treatment options above are enough for people to get their lives back on track and feeling better. In some instances you may receive more specific, intensive forms of therapy, which might include one-to-one work with a therapist.