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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.

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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