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Primary Care Mental Health update – February

Posted on February 14th, 2023

We are pleased to share with you our Primary Care Mental Health update by Hertfordshire Wellbeing (IAPT). We will continue to share our newsletter with you monthly to provide you with the most up-to-date information about the mental health and wellbeing support available to residents.

Topics covered in our February update:

  • A message from NHSE – “From IAPT to NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression: new name, same service. Following an extensive engagement process, NHS England national mental health team is delighted to announce a new name for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services: NHS Talking Therapies. Thank you to those of you who shared your feedback with us, we appreciated your input and have conducted an in-depth analysis of all the responses we received (close to 4,000!). The new name will be rolled out in all services across the country in 2023 and will be accompanied by the following tagline: for anxiety and depression. This rebranding exercise will be critical in raising the profile of talking therapies and removing barriers to access. Our feedback analysis demonstrated that the name NHS Talking Therapies felt more accessible to the public and easy to understand, and that it described the scope of IAPT services better. This was the key aim of this rebranding exercise from the beginning. As we are now entering the implementation phase of the new name, we would like to ask for your support in updating relevant communications channels and materials referring to IAPT, and in promoting NHS Talking Therapies within your networks. If you have any questions, please contact england.mhcomms@nhs.net

As this change is rolled out locally, we will provide you with updated communication materials so please watch this space or contact hpft.iaptcomms@nhs.net for more details.

  • Accessibility – From initial appointment and all the way through treatment, our service works hard to make adaptions such as providing accessible locations, visual aids and using interpreters, including sign language. Our accessibility step-by-step guide supports clients with their experience of our website including our self-help materials, leaflets and videos.
  • LGBQTIA+ History Month – Our services and therapists strive to be inclusive and allow people to be their true authentic selves whilst we support them. This LGBQTIA+ History Month, let’s learn from our past and keep standing in solidarity to make history for our communities! Self-refer
  • Time to Talk Day 2023 – Our services want to encourage conversations about mental health throughout the whole year. We can offer access to talking therapy to support people to improve their wellbeing. It could make a big difference to someone to get the support they need. Click here to self-refer online for talking therapies.

Please see more information in the link below:

Primary Care Mental Health update (Hertfordshire Wellbeing) – February

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