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The need for more talking therapies
Talking therapies can be very effective for treating mental health conditions. However, they are not always easily available on the NHS and some people can wait years for treatment. Although the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) programme has improved the situation, far too many people are still not getting the treatment they need when they need it.
Rethink is a highly professional organsation: its staff have worked in close partnership with commissioners and other providers, managed the establishment of the service within very tight deadlines and budget and provided innovative and effective ways of overcoming barriers and the inevitable complexities of developing a new service.
IAPT began as a three-year national programme in 2007 which trained nearly 3,600 therapists and enabled more than 1 million people suffering from depression and anxiety to access treatment, and reduce the number of people on sick pay and benefits by 25,000. From 2011, the programme’s focus broadened and in the four years to 2015 evidence shows that this approach can save the NHS up to £272 million and the wider public sector will benefit by more than £700 million.
Talking therapies also have societal and economic benefits associated with people retaining their accommodation, employment, independent living and remaining a part of their family and local community.
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