Talking Therapies

Time to Talk

The NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression programme (formerly known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT) was developed to improve the delivery of, and access to, evidence-based, NICE recommended, psychological therapies for depression and anxiety disorders within the NHS. This is offered for the whole family, including fathers, non-birthing mothers and grandparents. 

NHS Talking Therapies provide treatment for people with the following common mental health problems:

  • agoraphobia
  • body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • depression
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • health anxiety (hypochondriasis)
  • mixed depression and anxiety (the term for sub-syndromal depression and anxiety, rather than both depression and anxiety)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • social anxiety disorder
  • specific phobias (such as heights, flying, spiders etc.).

If you live in England and are aged 18 or over, you can access NHS talking therapies services here: