About the service
Calderdale Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) helps people to get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy for their individual needs. Many people experience problems with their psychological (mental) wellbeing at some point in their lives.
IAPT can help by gaining a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping. It can also help you to make changes in your life and address current problems.
Some of our therapists offer treatment on the phone and will call the service user at their convenience, which can include Saturdays or evenings. A therapist is also available on Saturday morning.
The service is delivered in centres around Calderdale and each person is offered an assessment to determine if IAPT is the right service for them. If the service is appropriate for you, we will work with you to explore the problems you are facing and identify how best to deal with them.
Why would someone choose the service?
- Evidence-based service that is known to achieve results
- Experienced and knowledgeable therapy staff
- Access to specialist help in times of crisis
- Signposting to appropriate services
Staff you may meet
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.
Why a professional should choose the service
- Good recovery rates
- Development of partnership working with other providers, for example, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust, Calderdale substance misuse service
- Connected to secondary mental health services
- Short term help from a psychological wellbeing practitioner
- Longer term help from a cognitive behavioural therapist
- 6-8 sessions of guided self-help, helping to manage symptoms
- Introducing self-help materials including written information and websites. This may be over the phone or face to face
- Stress courses – helping people to learn new skills to manage stress effectively
- Recovery through reading courses
- Face to face sessions or group sessions
- Introduction to other services who may be able to help further
- Increase access to psychological therapies
- Increase support for individuals with long-term health conditions
- Address current problems
- A better understanding of difficulties
- Develop new ways of coping
Referrals accepted from:
GPs, Health visitors, Local authority staff
Referrals also accepted from:
Referrals also accepted from psychological wellbeing practitioners.
The service is for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, anxiety or stress.
If you are registered to a Calderdale GP and are experiencing a common mental health condition such as stress, depression or anxiety, and would like some help to manage it – you can now self-refer to the Calderdale IAPT team.
All you need to do is complete the self-referral form – you can do this on your computer or print it off. Once you have filled it in, you can return it to the team by email, fax or post.
If you complete the form online, please return it by email to:
If you print the form, please return it by post or fax to:
IAPT, 4th Floor, Folly Hall Mill, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LT
Fax: 01484 435620
Don’t forget – if it works best for you, you can still go to your GP to ask them to refer you to the service too.
Please note: Calderdale IAPT is not a crisis service. If you have had thoughts of suicide or self-harm within the past month which you have wanted to act upon, please call the Calderdale single point of access team who are available 24/7 on 01924 316830.