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NHS announces new name for IAPT: Talking Therapies

The national NHS England and Health Education England mental health teams have just announced that a new name for England's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services has been chosen and approved - this service will be known in future as NHS Talking Therapies.

The new identity will be rolled out in all services across England in 2023 in line with NHS branding guidelines. It will be accompanied by the following tagline: for anxiety and depression.

The rebranding exercise will be critical in raising the profile of the services and removing barriers to access.

Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

The service can be accessed free of charge on the NHS. You can either refer yourself directly to an NHS talking therapies service without a referral from a GP, or you can ask your GP to refer you.

NHS Talking Therapies sessions are available in person, via video, over the phone or as an online course.

To find out more about how these services might be able to help you, click here

Posted on Jan 17, 2023.

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