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What does IAPT stand for?
IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy. We are an NHS Service offering psychological therapies for people experiencing common mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety and depression.

How do I access your service?
You can refer yourself to our service by calling our friendly secretaries on 01226 644 900. Alternatively, you can fill in an online referral form by clicking the self-referral button above or you can speak to your GP who will refer you to us.

How old do I need to be to access IAPT
We can work with anyone aged 16 years old or over who is registered with a GP in Barnsley.

Will my confidentiality be respected?
Barnsley IAPT Service is part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. we aim to provide you with the highest possible quality of health care. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide for you. We are committed to using records about you in a way which respects your rights and promotes your wellbeing. All of our staff have a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and secure, although there are some very rare circumstances when we are required by law, in the interests of public safety, to disclose information.

For further information please visit the SWYT website

How long does it take to get an appointment?
We aim to offer everyone an initial assessment, usually in the form of a face to face appointment or over the telephone if requested, within 2 days of receiving your referral.

How much do the groups and sessions cost?
The groups and sessions are free of charge. IAPT is a national programme funded by the NHS and provided within the Barnsley area by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Where will I be seen?
We offer individual appointments and courses across the locality of Barnsley 8am-8pm Monday-Friday.

Can I choose the gender of my therapist?
Yes. We will be happy to provide a therapist of your chosen gender.