City and Hackney ICP, North East London CCG, Derman, Bikur Cholim, Mind, Homerton University Hospital FT: Culturally Focused IAPT for Communities by Communities

This project aimed to increase IAPT psychological therapy access and recovery rates for BAME communities in primary care by developing small grass roots voluntary sector organisations into fully accredited IAPT providers. Because the voluntary sector organisations selected were embedded in our African/Caribbean, Orthodox Jewish and Turkish speaking communities, the model was one for provision for the community by the community. Through collaborative working with our main NHS IAPT provider within an alliance structure, significant increases in access and recovery rates were achieved and more culturally attuned therapeutic approaches developed.

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions

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