IAPT study

Improving Access to Psychological Therapy on acute mental health wards

What is this study about?

The research aims to improve access to psychological therapies for patients receiving care in acute mental health wards. The study hopes to understand more about the current experiences people have of accessing psychological therapy on wards and learn more about their views on how best to deliver this therapy in the future.

Who can take part?

Service users: Anyone over the age of 18 who has at least one weeks experience of receiving inpatient care on a mental health ward in the past 2 years. Carers: Anyone over the age of 18 who has experience of supporting someone who is living in the same household that has at least one weeks experience of using inpatient mental health wards within the past 2 years Staff: Anyone over the age of 18 with direct experience of working with service users in acute inpatient mental health wards.

What is involved?

Interested participants will be asked to take part in a face to face or telephone interview with a University researcher which will be audio recorded. They will be interviewed about their own experiences of psychological therapies offered in inpatient services and views on how best to deliver these going forward.

How to get involved?

Please contact Crystal-Bella Romain-Hooper by email at c.romain-hooper@nhs.net or call 0113 85 54431.