Problems are easily developed. Problems like mild depression, anxiety, stress, panicking, nervousness, isolation and loss of sleep make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands. 1 in 4 of us will feel like this, but you do not need to try and cope on your own. If you live in Kirklees and are over the age of 17, the IAPT service can help.


What is IAPT?

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies; helping people get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy for their individual needs.


How can IAPT help?

We have a team of qualified and experienced professionals specially chosen to work alongside your local GP. We can help you:

  • Address current problems
  • Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping
  • Make changes in your life
  • Talk about your difficulties in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.

What can you expect?

You will be offered an initial assessment lasting up to 45 minutes. This may be carried out over the phone or in a GP surgery. We also have clinics in centres around Kirklees. The assessment takes place with one of our friendly Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and it is entirely confidential. They will ask you some questions about how you are feeling and this will help determine whether the IAPT service can help you.


How do I know if I need short or long-term help?

We will work with you and together decide what help and support you may need. Everyone is different so we offer different levels of support so that you get the best results – helping you to help yourself. Sometimes we recommend other services who can provide the most appropriate support for you.

Information for professionals

If you are a health professional wanting to refer a client there are a number of ways you can do this.

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Do you need urgent help?

If you require more immediate support regarding your mental health please contact Kirklees 24 hour Single Point of Access Team on: 01924 316830
'Being recently diagnosed with Diabetes I was feeling nobody was helping me. Came to these meetings and have learned to live a bit better with the condition. Don’t feel like I’m a burden to my family anymore. Taking a lot of information from the sessions and Damian and Charlotte have been a godsend. Thanks Attendee of a recent Living Well with Diabetes course
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