To continue raising awareness of mental health support and encouraging people to come forward for the mental health care they need, last week NHS England announced a new name for IAPT services: NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression. This name was chosen following an extensive consultation process led by NHS England and Health Education England, in which patients, stakeholders and the public told us that this name resonated the most with them. The rollout of the IAPT rebrand to NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression commenced last week.
Dr Adrian Whittington, National Clinical Lead for Psychological Professions at NHS England and Health Education England co-authored a blog about the rebrand.
The rebrand will continue over the next 12 months. Health Education England, with NHS England, will encourage education and training providers, Psychological Professions Networks and professional organisations to implement the changes with resources and guidance, including visual materials, key messages and suggested copy for websites. These resources can be downloaded from the FutureNHS Platform or the NHS Talking Therapies rebrand folder.
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