The personal and economic costs of mental ill heath affect all parts of society and it is important to offer a psychological intervention to everyone who will benefit from it. This programme has working groups looking at the particular needs of a range of special interest groups.
In November 2008 guidance was produced for Commissioning for the Whole Community PDF
Experts in each of these areas, working together as Special Interest Groups, have produced short Positive Practice Guides giving ‘top-tips' on commissioning IAPT services for those specific communities.
- Black and Minority Ethnic communities PDF
- Older People PDF
- Perinatal care PDF
- Offenders PDF
- Long Terms Condition PDF
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms Positive Practice Guide PDF
- Veterans PDF
- Learning Disability PDF
Leading academics and professionals from all relevant disciplines and sectors, including the mental health voluntary sector, NHS, and professional bodies are involved, along with representatives from the IAPT Pathfinder sites.
The Special Interest Groups have fostered the Pathfinder sites, evaluating appropriate service models, developing care pathways and ensuring appropriate outcome measures are taken so that the needs of the whole population are met and positive outcomes are demonstrated for all sections of society.
PCTs' special interests are:
Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Perinatal - New Mothers and Fathers
Children and Young People
Long Term Conditions
Medically Unexplained Symptoms