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Improving Access to PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY (IAPT)
What is the IAPT service?
It is an advice, information and therapy service.
Who is it for?
It is a service for people in Coventry and Warwickshire aged 16 and above, who are feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed.
What can I expect?
You will be able to talk about your concerns; this may be by telephone or in person.
You will be listened to without judgement.
You will have an opportunity to talk through issues you feel are important, and how these can be addressed.
You will be offered a choice of help that may include the following;
• Psychological Education courses.
• Computerised CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).
• Guided self-help, helping you manage your symptoms
• Individual support
• Books on prescription where available and recommended helpful reading.
We also provide;
• Information about other local resources that might be helpful
• Support and follow-up by telephone when appropriate
• You may also be offered group or individual therapy
It may be that this is not the best service to help you, or you need more than this is able to offer. If so, we will help you to find other services that are better suited to you.
How can I get it?
You can refer yourself to the IAPT service by calling 0845 521 6100. Your GP may recommend that you contact the service, or may refer you directly.
How long will it take?
Your initial telephone call may take around 20 minutes. If this is likely to be the case, staff will offer to call you back.
How will I know it is helping me?
Your progress will be reviewed through discussion and regular use of short, simple questionnaires.
Our staff work in four locality teams based in Coventry, Rugby, North Warwickshire and South Warwickshire.
This means we can provide you with support close to where you live or in the locality of your choice.
The service is run jointly by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and Coventry Mind.
All staff are trained in the use of psychological therapies.
You may have contact with one of the following:
A PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner)
A Practice Therapist
You may be offered more than one type of support including telephone support, group or individual therapy.