Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Mental health services in exchange for job seeking.

IAPT ( Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ) workers in 350 Jobcentres.

The medical journal Pulse reported this in March.

Chancellor George Osborne has promised to co-locate Improving Access to Psychological Therapies therapists in 350 job centres as part of his final Budget before the election.

The therapists will be put in place from summer 2015 to provide ‘employment and mental health support to claimants with common mental health conditions’, the Budget documents stated.

Ian Couling made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

10 April 2015

Starting from early 2016, the government will provide online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to 40,000 Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants and individuals being supported by Fit for Work. From summer 2015, the government will also begin to co-locate Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) therapists in over 350 Jobcentres, to…

View original post 1,033 more words

Advertisements