Mental health

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

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Children and young people

Our ambition is to support CCGs to work with partners to build effective mental health services for children and young people.


We aim to transform mental health services by 2020, with an ambition of putting mental health on an equal footing to physical health.

NHS-led Provider Collaboratives

Supporting the delivery of new ways of working across mental health NHS trusts within local areas to improve specialised mental health services

News and blogs

What’s in a name? NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression – the new name for IAPT services

As clinical advisors who have worked on expanding psychological therapies across our careers, we are delighted that Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services are being renamed as NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression, following a public consultation. In 2008 new NHS IAPT services were launched that made a simple promise to the public […]