SEND Local Offer for Coventry - Mental health support for adults - IAPT

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy and is an NHS service designed to offer short-term psychological therapies (CBT) to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress. IAPT may also work with people who suffer from panic disorder, simple phobia, OCD or PTSD.

IAPT services are for people over 16 and registered with a GP in Coventry, Rugby, Solihull or Warwickshire.

The service helps people by:

  • talking about concerns and issues and how these can be addressed by telephone or in person
  • Listening without prejudice

The ways they help (interventions):

  • Psychological Education materials and courses.
  • Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT)
  • Guided self-help, helping you manage your symptoms.
  • Group or individual therapy.
  • Books on prescription and recommended helpful reading.

How soon will I get help?

IAPT will take your details and if  it is right for you, they will offer you an assessment to discuss what will be most helpful. This first step will generally be a telephone appointment, so please let them know if this is a problem for you. Your telephone appointment will be within 28 days of your first call to the service.

Your local service

Our staff work across locality teams based in Coventry, Rugby, Solihull and Warwickshire. This means they can provide you with help close to where you live.

The service is run jointly by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire MIND.

All staff are trained in the use of psychological therapies.

These leaflets have information about IAPT translated into Romanian, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati, Polish and Punjabi.

For more information, please visit the IAPT website


024 7667 1090


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