Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: come along and have your say! 20 August 2018
August 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Please note that these meetings are intended for individuals rather than organisational representatives.
Consultation on IAPT Specification
Would you like to have a say in how common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are treated in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset?
IAPT – ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapy’ – is a national programme to support people who are going through depression, anxiety and other common mental health problems. The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who specify and buy health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, have written a new specification for the IAPT service which sets out how it will be provided across the region.
The service specification was drafted after a consultation process that took several months and used different approaches – an online survey, interviews and focus groups – to be as inclusive as possible. The CCG is offering an online survey (where you can also read the specification itself) here so that – whether or not you were part of that initial consultation – you can comment on that specification document. The CCG recognises that some people would rather express their views in person than through an online survey, so we are working with them to hold two group discussions.
Lunch will be provided beforehand at 12.30pm.
Out of pocket expenses will be provided for unwaged participants who are not coming as representatives of organisations – please notify us in advance.