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Sunday 17 June 2018
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Share your views on Talking Therapy (IAPT) Services

IAPT survey 2018 - Healthwatch Derby website screenshot

Mental Health Together is trying to find out about the barriers that stop people accessing talking therapies, also known as IAPT services.  Potentially anyone with low-level mental health issues can access IAPT - 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).

IAPT services are 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 is 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.  

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 31 May 2018. 

Please note the questionnaire is now closed (8 June).