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What is IAPT?

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies we’re here to help people get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy to help them understand and learn to manage their individual symptoms and experience of anxiety, stress, low mood and depression.

How can IAPT help?

Barnsley IAPT is a free service, we’re part of the NHS and have a team of qualified and experienced professionals specially chosen to work alongside your local GP. We can help you:

  • Address current problems
  • Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping
  • Make changes in your life
  • Talk about your difficulties in a non-judgemental and supportive environment

What can you expect?

When you are referred to IAPT You will be offered an initial assessment lasting up to 45 minutes. This may be carried out over the phone or in a GP surgery. We also have clinics in centres around Barnsley. The assessment takes place with one of our friendly Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and it is entirely confidential. They will ask you some questions about how you are feeling and this will help determine whether the IAPT service can help you.

How do I know if I need short or long-term help?

We will work with you and together decide what help and support you may need. Everyone is different so we offer different levels of support so that you get the best results – helping you to help yourself. Sometimes we recommend other services who can provide the most appropriate support for you.