Talking Matters Sefton

One in four of us will experience a mental health difficulty at some point in our life. 

Talking Matters Sefton (TMS), is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme and provides access to psychological therapies, often known as talking therapies.

Talking Matters Sefton is a free, confidential service designed to help residents of South Sefton, Southport and Formby, aged over 16, to deal with common mental health difficulties. These may include depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder.

To access support from Talking Matters Sefton, you can self-refer by calling: 0300 303 2708 or via

You can also speak to your GP for further information.