The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual

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The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Manual and its resources have been produced to help the IAPT programme improve the delivery of, and access to, evidence-based psychological therapies within the NHS.


This manual is for all commissioners, providers and clinicians of services that deliver psychological therapies. It serves as an essential manual for IAPT services, describing the IAPT model in detail and how to deliver it, with a focus on the importance of providing National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)-recommended care.


This resource pack accompanies the IAPT Manual and provides commissioners and providers with examples of positive practice and helpful resources to support IAPT service expansion, development and delivery.