Improving Access to Psychological Therapies is a national initiative to improve child and adolescent Mental health through improving access through reducing waiting times, provision of evidence based interventions that are proven to work, participation by children and young people to improve services, raise awareness of children and young people’s mental health and be accountable through reporting on work and outcomes.
“The support has 100% made a difference, she talks to us about how she is feeling without getting worked up, she is able to put into practice the skills she has learnt in her one to one sessions” – parent
“it has helped me to cope better with things, I no longer feels angry all the time, I panic less and know that I can now cope in situations I never thought I could, situations that used to make me stressed don’t bother me now”- young person
Funded by the South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group( qualified) and Health Education England (Trainees), the programme offers a range of evidence based short term interventions for children, young people and families who would benefit from focused therapy.
Different forms of therapy and therapists can help with different issues including:
Children’s Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – for low to moderate issues with anxiety, low mood, certain types of panic or conduct issues ( through parent led CBT for under 10 years)
Childrens Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy – for moderate to high presentations of issues with high prevalence rates.