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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provides evidence-based psychological therapy to anyone over 18 (16-18 if no longer in full-time education). We work with people to overcome stress, anxiety and depression to enjoy and participate in life again.

Patients must be registered with a Vale of York GP practice in the York, Selby, Tadcaster or Easingwold areas.

The IAPT team offers a range of support:

Guided self-help delivered by a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Using cognitive behavioural therapy treatments this could be an effective treatment option if you are struggling with mild to moderate common mental health problems. This could take place over the telephone, in groups or alongside a specific worker using workbooks and computer programmes to help you (your choice).

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy delivered by a High Intensity Therapist
The therapist will work alongside you to help change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours that are causing or maintaining current problems. This involves practical exercises or experiments worked on either with the therapist or as homework alone.

Signposting to other services
If your needs are not met by our service we are able to refer you onto a more suitable service. These services include voluntary and statutory sector services.

For more information, please contact Sven Law (IAPT Locality Manager) on 01904 726533.

IAPT Self-Referral Form

If you would like to refer yourself to our services, please fill out the following document and email it to (Note that your computer must have Adobe Reader installed in order to open this file.)

» IAPT Self-Referral Form