Health in Mind (IAPT)

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Health in Mind provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems.

Health in Mind is part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Mid and North Essex Mind. Health in Mind is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and has been accredited in the Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapy Services (APPTS) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Combined Committee for Accreditation.

This FREE service is available to all patients registered with a GP practice in mid Essex and is open to people aged 17 and over.

You can self-refer and don't need to see a GP first.

After your needs are assessed you will be offered the most appropriate care with a trained professional, which may include talking therapy to help you manage your current mental health problem including

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression including pre and post-natal
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Living with a long term condition such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain or IBS.
  • Providing care for a loved one, friend or family member

Treatment sessions may be by phone, online, in groups or face-to-face. Treatment options are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a structured therapy where you will set goals you want to reach and work on changes you can make to patterns of thoughts and behaviours to help you attain your goal. 

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer face-to-face appointments. However, services are being provided over the telephone, through video consultation and through other digital platforms including Silvercloud. If you need support, we can and will help you. 

You can self refer to Health in Mind without seeing your GP by:

What happens to my referral?

Once Health in Mind have recieved and reviewed the information on your referral, an administrator will contact you to arrange an initial assessment. This will be either a telephone or face-to-face appointment lasting about 45 minutes. You will then be invited to tell them more about your current problem so the most appropriate support option for your needs can be identified. 

Your treatment option will start shortly after your assessment.