A new name for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services


Our IAPT services will soon be renamed to NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression. It is a new name, but the same service.

People who use our IAPT services do not need to do anything – your care will not be affected, and you can continue to contact your healthcare teams as usual.

That means our IAPT services will soon be changing their names to:

  • NHS Barnsley Talking Therapies
  • NHS Calderdale Talking Therapies, and,
  • NHS Kirklees Talking Therapies

The change of name from IAPT to Talking Therapies follows a consultation run by NHS England in 2022.

Our IAPT services help people get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy for their needs. They see people who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression and low mood.

It is hoped that changing the name to NHS Talking Therapies will make it easy to understand what our services are for, help people access our service, and support appropriate referrals. There will be no change to the way the service works.

We will update our information with our new name over the next few months, including our website. You may start to receive communications such as patient letters from ‘Talking Therapies’ rather than ‘IAPT’.

If you have any questions, please speak to your healthcare team.

You can find out more about each of our services on their websites:

A new name for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services

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