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Steps2change – NHS talking therapies for Lincolnshire

What is steps2change?

One in four people at some point in their life experience problems with mental wellbeing. You don’t need to struggle on your own! steps2change Lincolnshire provide short term therapy for people with common mental health problems. This is a FREE and confidential NHS service for anyone in Lincolnshire over the age of 16 who is feeling stressed, unhappy, depressed, sad, worried or anxious.

How will steps2change help me?

Our team of experienced and qualified professionals will work with you to help you understand your problems and show you a new way of coping. You will get a chance to talk about your difficulties in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. Then you will receive an individually tailored treatment package to help put you back on the road to recovery.

How does steps2change work?

We have teams all over the county who offer a range of therapies for your individual needs. These may include individual therapy or group sessions. We offer appointments throughout the day to suit your lifestyle at the following locations: Boston, Gainsborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford.

You will be offered an initial assessment which will be carried out at one of our Psychological Therapy Centres or over the phone by an experienced therapist.

During the assessment you will be asked questions about how you are feeling and behaving and what you are thinking to find the best way to help you. Everyone is different so we will work together to decide the level and type of support you may need.

What help do steps2change offer?

The help we offer includes:

  • Guided self-help including reading materials to help empower you to overcome your difficulties
  • Counselling, including counselling for depression and dynamic interpersonal therapy
  • Courses to help you learn how to manage stress, low mood and panic
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • The Employment Advisor Service for people who are having difficulties at work due to common mental health conditions

How to get help?

There are a number of ways in which you can access steps2change Lincolnshire:

  • Contact our Single Point of Access Contact Centre by calling 0303 123 4000 (available 24/7)
  • Fill in a self-referral form available on our webpage and send to SPA Contact Centre, Sycamore Unit, Beacon Lane, Grantham, NG31 9DF.
  • Discuss your problems with your GP or other health professional who can refer you to the service.

Who to contact

0303 123 4000

Languages: External linguistic services employed by the Trust as required.

Where to go

The Archway Centre, Carlton Centre
Outer Circle Road

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Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 17:00
Thursday 09:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 17:00

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type


Referral required
Self Referral
Referral Details
  • Fill in a self-referral form available on our webpage and send to SPA Contact Centre, Sycamore Unit, Beacon Lane, Grantham, NG31 9DF.
  • Call 0303 123 4000

Please note that steps2change is for mild to moderate mental health problems. It is not an emergency service. If you need immediate help please contact your GP or their out of hours service. Alternative support services are detailed below:

• NHS 111 number

• Samaritans 0845 790 9090

Local Offer

Local Offer

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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