IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. The programme was designed to promote faster access for people with depression and anxiety disorders to talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
The service is free, confidential, and available to people over 16 who are registered with a GP.
The Derbyshire IAPT services are due for recommissioning in 2020 and the commissioners want a new model, one which is more locality based and provides fairer access for those most in need. Mental Health Together are trying to find out about the barriers that stop people accessing IAPT services. Potentially anyone with low-level mental health issues can access IAPT.
The commissioners would like to find out:
- Whether people know about IAPT services.
- If they understand what IAPT services do.
- Whether Is it something they would consider and if not, why not.
- What would support people to engage with IAPT services.
If you would like to help shape the future of IAPT services in Derbyshire, please take the opportunity to complete the questionnaire below. If you would like to get involved in further engagements going forward as the specification develops please do provide your contact details at the end of the questionnaire.
The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2018.
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