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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) – Kirklees

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About the service

You can self-refer to Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) by completing the self-referral form on the Kirklees IAPT website.

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Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The help available depends on each individual’s circumstances. Some people may benefit from a shorter period of help, whereas others may need more long-term support.

For shorter periods of help, a psychological wellbeing practitioner will work with you over the phone or face to face to provide support.

The type of support offered may include:

  • 6 – 8 sessions of guided self-help to help manage symptoms
  • An introduction to other services that may be able to help further
  • Attendance once a week on a 6-week stress control course

We are running a free 7-week group for people with long-term conditions (LTC) to increase well being and focus on how we can live well. See our LTC group information leaflet.

Sometimes a greater level of help is required. In this case, you will be seen for a further assessment by a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, who can help identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. They can offer around 12 – 15 sessions of one-to-one support or group-based therapy.

Alternatively, you may benefit from seeing a counsellor, who can listen and help to understand the problem then work with you to make changes.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Kirklees IAPT has consistently achieved higher than average recovery rates with clients.
  • The service offers a range of different therapeutic approaches designed to respond to each individual’s unique needs.
  • Therapists are highly skilled and experienced in helping people either in one–to–one or group settings.

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