NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression manual

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


Updated March 2024.

This manual is for all commissioners, providers and clinicians of services that deliver psychological therapies. It serves as an essential manual for NHS Talking Therapies services (formerly known as IAPT), describing the NHS Talking Therapies 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.