Rise in NHS talking therapies

  • Date: 10 October 2022

THE number of NHS patients in England accessing talking therapies for conditions such as anxiety and depression has risen by over a fifth.

A new report from NHS Digital found a 21.5 per cent increase in referrals to IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) from 1.02 million in 2020-2021 to 1.24 million in 2021-2022.

This IAPT programme is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression and a range of anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic disorders and social phobias.

Treatments can include therapies like counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and peer support.

Link: Psychological Therapies: Annual Report on the use of IAPT services, England 2021-224

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