We have been commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory to carry out this review in order to develop a set of recommendations for how IAPT services can reduce these inequalities for people from minoritised ethnic communities.
The broad aims are to identify:
- where and why inequalities exist, both in referral to and outcomes for treatment from IAPT services
- how people from black and minoritised ethnic communities experience IAPT pathways, and how people's experiences vary by ethnicity
- how the NHS might better embed the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies' IAPT Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Service User Positive Practice Guide.
To do this, we are:
- holding focus groups with IAPT therapists
- holding focus groups with IAPT service users
- conducting a survey for IAPT service leads
- conducting a survey for IAPT service commissioners.
Recruitment for the focus groups has now ended, however see below for information about the online surveys, or contact Hazel Webb, Project Manager, at email@example.com.
Inviting IAPT Clinical Leads and Commissioners to complete an online survey
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
- Taking part allows you to reflect on your own services or commissioning body's approach to tackling inequalities
- Taking part supports the effort to improve mental health services in the NHS
- You would be contributing to valuable research looking to ensure that mental health support is made accessible, appropriate and useful for all people
- Taking part is easy, requiring only a small amount of your time