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1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy this year

 

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1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy this year

Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to official data.

Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS England’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (formerly IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began treatment, a 32,000 rise on patient numbers from the year before.

As well as increasing numbers of people getting treatment, performance statistics for 2016/17 show that waiting times are decreasing and recovery rates improving. The number of people recovering from their condition has increased on the previous 12 months, with over 50% of patients making a recovery in every month of this year. More....