At TuVida, we know that living through illness and caring for people often highlights high levels of resilience. We also know that it can be exhausting at times – physically, mentally and emotionally. 

We can help carers access a number of services to help support their health and wellbeing.

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Getting active

Leisure centres

TuVida offers free access for carers to a number of leisure centres in Nottinghamshire.

Complementary therapy

Complementary therapies — treatments such as Reiki, massages or reflexology — can be beneficial to aid relaxation and promote health and wellbeing.

Hetty’s Humane Touch

Hetty’s offers a wide range of complementary therapy sessions across Nottinghamshire to aid relaxation and promote health and well-being. These can include, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Colour therapy, Swedish body massage, Hopi ear candles, Vibration sound therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Reflexology. Therapies are delivered by trained and qualified therapists with full insurance cover.

For more information, call Hetty's on 01623 643476 or visit

Riverside Natural Health Centre

The Riverside is a Natural Health Centre in Nottingham that provides complementary health therapies and alternative health care to help people lead stress free and pain free lives. Our dedicated team of natural health practitioners and therapists provide a variety of alternative therapies to help improve your health and wellbeing.

Visit for more information.

Counselling, talking therapy and psychological therapy services


Counselling services are funded by the NHS locally, meaning you can access them for free. You can self-refer to these services. 


View a list of counselling and mindfulness courses in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City (opens in PDF). 

Talking therapy

Are you feeling low, anxious, or stressed? If so, Insight Healthcare – a not-for-profit organisation providing free NHS talking therapy services – can help. Services are delivered by therapists with a broad range of specialist skills, providing the best support for your particular needs. Visit the Insight Healthcare website for further information and ways to refer into the service.

Let's Talk-Wellbeing

It's normal to experience changes in your mood and behaviour at times of stress and emotional upset. Your physical health may also affect your mood and stress levels. If these changes continue to affect you, then the Let's Talk-Wellbeing service could help.

Let's Talk-Wellbeing provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common health problems – something that a quarter of us will experience at some stage in our lives.

The service provides specialised skilled and accredited practitioners who are able to provide psychological therapies (talking therapies) for people experiencing common difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress.

You may be eligible for help if you are aged 18 or over and registered with a GP practice in Nottingham city or county. You can contact your GP who may arrange a referral to Let's Talk-Wellbeing, or you can self-refer. For further information, visit the NHS Let's Talk-Wellbeing webpage.

Trent PTS (Psychological Therapy Services)

Trent PTS is an approved NHS provider of psychological therapies. It's commissioned by the NHS to provide free, flexible, responsive and accessible high quality psychological therapy service for many conditions including depression, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma and relationship problems.

As part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), Trent PTS provides therapy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. You can access the service, via self-referral, if you are registered with a GP in one of these areas. To find out more, phone 0115 896 3160 or visit Self referral online forms can be downloaded from

Information, advice and support

Wellness in Mind helpline

This organisation provides information, advice and support for anyone in Nottingham City who is experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing. Contact the free helpline (0800 561 0073), email [email protected] or find out more on the Wellness in Mind website

Mental health support groups

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS can provide access to support groups that focus on adult mental health. View more details on this factsheet.

Co-production support groups

Nottinghamshire County Council runs the Nottinghamshire co-production Network – a project to support people experiencing mental health difficulties, by promoting the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'.

If you are looking for extra support and to meet new people in a similar situation, the co-production scheme provides you with this opportunity. Through this scheme you can attend peer support and community support groups in Nottinghamshire. At the groups you can share experiences and talk to other people, get active, learn new skills and find out about volunteering.

A number of support groups are run by a team of co-production development workers in different areas of Nottinghamshire. Find out more here on the Notts Help Yourself website. You can also learn more by downloading the Co-production Leaflet or viewing this list of Co-production support groups in Nottinghamshire.

Self help

Self-awareness training courses - via 'Inspire'

Inspire is an innovative new cultural organisation launched by Nottinghamshire County Council. We are a Community Benefit Society that is dedicated to inspiring people to grow, learn and achieve with the help of our services.

Nottinghamshire has a rich and vibrant cultural history, with a thriving creative community. We aim to nurture this by inspiring an appetite for learning and a desire to get involved with local cultural activities. We believe passionately in encouraging growth and personal development, whether through a love of reading, music, the arts or education.

Inspire has been created to manage some of Nottinghamshire’s libraries, archives and cultural services.

We want to better connect people to our services and make it easy for them to get involved. We will listen closely to our members, helping us to consistently deliver exceptional and inclusive customer service across all areas.

Inspire will provide the following services on behalf of the Council:

  • Public libraries
  • Archives
  • Arts
  • Instrumental music teaching in schools
  • Community learning and skills service
  • Nottinghamshire music hub
  • Education library service
  • Books on prescription: anxiety, dementia, depression, sleep problems, stress, worry
Reading well 'Books on Prescription'

The 'Books on Prescription' service provides books containing helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions including stress and anxiety. The service is provided in a number of libraries across Nottinghamshire.

Useful information and advice around Mental Health in Later Life

How to look after your mental health in later life – a Mental Health Foundation publication (opens in new tab).

Online information and resources

You can find a number of other sources of information, including online resources, on our information and advice webpage.

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0115 824 8824

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