Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides help and support for people over 18 years (who are registered with a GP in Surrey) who are experiencing mild to moderate mental ill-health. This can include stress, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, depression (including pre and post natal), obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress and eating difficulties (not severe).
There is a choice of providers available in your area, that you can refer yourself to without having to go via your GP. These are listed below. They offer people a realistic and routine first-line treatment combined, where appropriate, with medication. IAPT services usually aim to contact patients within 3 days of referral, assess within 10 day and start treatment within 28 days but each will have its own guidance
IAPT providers offer a range of treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (also computerised), workshops/courses (e.g. managing emotions, worries, depression), group therapy, guided self help material, individual therapy, book recommendations and employment advice through partner agencies.
Click here for more information about these services.
IAPT for long term conditions
If you have a long term condition, such as diabetes, and think you would benefit from talking therapy to help you manage your condition, you can ask us to book you into this clinic which is held on Thursdays at the surgery.
This is the GP integrated mental health service. If you need help in understanding and coping with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues, the GPimhs service can offer an extended consultation time with a member of their team to discuss your concerns. Please ask us if you would like to be referred to this service. Click here for more information about the service.
Every Mind Matters
This is a new website which provides information on mental health and wellbeing. There are self help guides for patients with mild symptoms and contacts where you can get help if self help is not appropriate.
The website covers common mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood, stress, etc as well as physical help related to mental health, such as help quitting smoking, eating better and exercise.
Click here to access the site.