Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offers people with depression and anxiety disorders more talking treatments.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme was established by the government in 2005 to develop the implementation of the NICE Guidelines for people with depression and anxiety disorders.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) has been delivering IAPT services since 2008. Their highly skilled team of psychological wellbeing practitioners, cognitive behavioural therapists and counsellors now see over 2,000 people every month.

They provide help and support for people in Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire who are experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks and phobias
  • Depression, including pre and post natal depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Non-severe eating difficulties.

If you think you may be experiencing one or more of the above, please arrange an appointment with your GP, or contact your nearest IAPT service directly for more information. Following an appointment with your GP, you may be referred for an appointment with one of the IAPT workers, who will carry out an initial assessment of your mental health. Dependent on your symptoms, you will be offered different forms of therapy, and you can decide which one you feel is best suited to you. If, after the initial assessment they are not the right service for you, they will aim to find you the appropriate service and provide all the necessary information you may need.

Referral pathway

Source of Referral: You are referred by your GP, yourself or by another healthcare professional

Primary Care-IAPT: Receive your referral and arrange an appointment with a member of the team

Appointment-Initial Assessment: You will conduct an initial assessment with a step 2 IAPT worker

Treatment begins: At step 2 or step 3 of the stepped care model (dependent on your needs)


Scunthorpe – The Talking Shop
19 Market Hill,
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6SS

Phone: 01724 867297