"Found the Psychology Service of great help and..."

About: St Lukes Hospital (Bradford)

I was referred to the Psychology Service from the Pain Service.

I found the service brilliantly helpful.

I had many individual sessions with a psychologist – these were a great help for my depression, and helped me feel better about myself.

I was shown how to hug myself. Like many blokes, I had been sceptical about ‘talking therapies’, but not now.

I also attended the Living with Pain Course which I found very useful – although some of the course seemed a bit ‘young’, it did make a difference to me – it was particularly good to meet up with people who have similar problems to myself.

I was sad when the course ended.

It may not be for everyone, but if offered the opportunity I would do it again.

That took me on to Mindfulness sessions provided by the psychology service – these again were great – super people who ran them and a great help with my life.

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Response from St Lukes Hospital

Hello Mark, this is a lovely story. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts about the Psychology Service and the Living with Pain Course. I am delighted that the service has made such a difference to your life. I will ensure that your feedback is shared with the psychology team, who I am sure will be pleased.

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