Good rates for mental health service

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Patients in Sleaford suffering from anxiety and depression received some of the most effective treatment in the country last year, according to a new report.

A 76.8 per cent improvement rate was recorded for service users in the Grantham and Sleaford areas - the highest in the country - with the rest of Lincolnshire seeing a rate of between 67 to 77 per cent. National average was 60.8 per cent.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre Psychological Therapies annual report shows that alongside significant improvements in symptoms, people in Lincolnshire waited less than the government’s target of 28 days before seeing a counsellor or therapist during 2014/15.

Patients can be referred by their GP or refer themselves to be assessed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s steps2change service. The Grantham and Sleaford teams received a total of 2,518 referrals last year out of a county total of 16,291.