Evaluation of employment advisers in the Improving Acess to Psychological Therapies programme: research summary: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Hogarth, Terence; Hasluck, Chris; Gambin, Lynn
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 January 2013
Series
Research summary; no. 826
Subject(s)
Mental health services, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme was established following the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review to support the NHS in delivering approved clinical interventions to people with depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses. In 2009, an Employment Adviser (EA) pilot programme was introduced in 11 areas in England - and later at sites in Scotland and Wales – with the aim of testing the added value of providing employment advice as well as psychological therapy to employed IAPT clients to help them remain at work or return to work if on sick leave.