The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out a commitment to expand IAPT
services and improve quality further, with an ambition to increase access to psychological therapies for an additional 600,000 people with common mental health problems each year.
This will include those who have long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms.
The following documents provide practical advice about how to deliver that expansion and continue to improve quality:
The IAPT pathway for people with long-term physical health conditions and medically unexplained symptoms
- IAPT LTC full implementation guidance (PDF)
- IAPT LTC helpful resources (PDF)
- IAPT LTC short-guide (PDF).
The IAPT manual
We also developed the IAPT manual, which is for all commissioners, providers and clinicians of services that deliver psychological therapies. It serves as an essential manual for IAPT services, describing the IAPT model in detail and how to deliver it, with a focus on the importance of providing National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)-recommended care:
- IAPT manual (PDF)
- Summary of substantial changes to The IAPT Manual in the March 2020 update (version 4) (PDF)
- Appendices and helpful resources (PDF).
IAPT LTC Early Implementers Programme report
The following report was produced in collaboration with UCL and evaluates Wave 1 of the IAPT LTC early implementer sites: