IAPT Programme Related Links
NHS Improving Access to Psychological
This website supports the trainees, trainers
and service teams involved in the programme with guidance
documents, learning resources and examples of materials that can be
adapted by IAPT services.
National Institute of Health and Clinical
A collection of NICE resources and information
for primary care, including guidance summaries, how to ensure your
practice is up to date, and sign up for the Update for Primary Care
Academic Partners and Organisations
British Association for
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The British Association for Behavioural and
Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) is a multi-disciplinary interest
group for people involved in the practice and theory of behavioural
and cognitive psychotherapy.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the
representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The
BPS are responsible for the development, promotion and application
of psychology for the public good.
Cambridge University Health
Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) s
a partnership between one of the world's leading universities and
three NHS foundation trusts. It will deliver world-class excellence
in health care, research and clinical education and improve health
for people across the Cambridgeshire region and beyond.
Mental Health Network
The NHS Confederation is the membership body
for all organisations that commission and provide NHS services.
They are the only body to bring together and speak on behalf of the
whole of the NHS.
NIHR Comprehensive Clinical Research
The Clinical Research Network (CRN), as part
of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), provides the
infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take
place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better
treatments, and learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the
NIHR Collaborations for
Leadership in Applied Health Research and
As part of the National Institute for Health
Research (NIHR),the CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in
Applied Health Research and Care) is a collaboration between the
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and the
University of Cambridge in partnership with a wide range of
Cambridgeshire and East Anglian health and social care
The King’s Fund
The King’s Fund is a charity that seeks to
understand how the health system in England can be improved.
Through the dissemination of current projects, publications and
information about various health topics, they help to shape policy,
transform services and bring about change.
Mental health organisations
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity
formed 40 years ago by a sufferer of agoraphobia for those affected
by anxiety disorders. Anxiety UK isstill a user-led organisation,
run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders, supported
by a high-profile medical advisory panel.
Beat provides helplines, online support and a
network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people
in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Combat Stress works with Veterans of the
British Armed Forces, and members of the Reserve Forces, through
effective treatment and support for mental health problems. A small
but significant number of Veterans leave the Armed Forces with
psychological wounds, which untreated can lead to depression,
phobias, anxiety, relationship problems and, in some cases, Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Depression Alliance is a UK charity that
specialises in helping people who suffer from depression.
Depression Alliance's services include local support groups,
publications, a pen-friend service, lobbying, raising awareness,
supporter scheme and research.
Illuminate is a registered charity providing
subsidised coaching and personal development to individuals and
groups throughout the East of England. Based in Cambridge, they
help the unemployed and those on a minimal income to rebuild their
confidence, enabling them to make sustainable changes to improve
their lives for the better.
The Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK
charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns
and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health
problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Mind is a mental health charity thathelps
people to take control over their mental health. Mind provide
information and advice, training programmes, grants and services
through their network of local Mind associations.
OCD Action is the largest national charity
focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Their vision is of a
society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where
appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where
support and information are readily available and where nobody
feels ashamed to ask for help. OCD action provide support and
information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of
the disorder amongst the public and frontline healthcare workers
and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.
OCD-UK is the leading national charity,
independently working with and for almost one million children and
adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
(OCD). Their vision is one of a society where everyone affected by
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder should receive the most appropriate,
and the highest quality standards of care, support and
Psychology Specialists Working
With Older People
The PSIGE National Committee has made IAPT one
of its two strategic workstream. PSIGE has worked with clinical
psychologists, IAPT workers and members of other professions
interested in this area around the country to gather examples of
best practice, and has two regional groups in the East of England:
East Anglia, and Essex and Hertfordshire.
Richmond Fellowship: Cambridge Retain/Regain
The Richmond Fellowship, Cambridge
Retain/Regain is funded by NHS Cambridgeshire to work with clients
with mental health problems who are experiencing difficulties in
the workplace, who are at risk of losing their job or wish to
return to work after a period of absence or unemployment. Our team
of Employment Advisors all hold the NVQ4 qualification in Advice
and Guidance or are working towards it to ensure that we provide
quality support to our clients.
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity.
They work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental
Turning Point is one of the UK’s leading
health and social care organisation. They partner with
commissioner, clinicians, communities and individuals to design,
develop and deliver local services. Turning Point has specialist
knowledge to help support people in taking control of their lives
across five areas of expertise: learning disability, substance
misuse, mental health, employment, and primary care.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity
committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of
children and young people. Driven by their experiences, YoungMinds
campaign, research and influence policy and practice. They also
provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people
through our Parents' Helpline, online resources, training and
development, outreach work and publications.
IAPT education providers
Based in Cambridge and Chelmsford, Anglia
Ruskin University is a provider of low intensity trainingfor
University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an
internationally renowned university based in Norwich that provides
top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 14,000
students, including high intensity training for Psychological
University of Essex
University of Essex, based on Colchester,
Loughton and Southend, offer high quality short courses and
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, including
low intensity training for Psychological Therapies.
The University of Hertfordshire is at the
vanguard of a new type of emerging university – those that are
business-like and business-facing. The university is a provider of
high intensity and low intensity training.