Responding to the COVID Pandemic

Responding to the COVID Pandemic

by Judith Gellatly, EQUITy Programme Manager    The Problem Increased demand for NHS talking treatments delivered by telephone The EQUITy 5-year National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) aims to co-develop a quality...

Shock of the Old

Shock of the Old

Shock of the Old By Kerry Ardern   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has always been at the forefront of adopting new modes of treatment delivery, such as internet-delivered therapy. While developments in new technologies continue to arise, the use of the phone – a device...

A case of misalignment

A case of misalignment

A case of misalignment  by Kelly Rushton   As part of our initial work in EQUITy, we interviewed people with unique perspectives on IAPT – those making big decisions on the direction of services locally and nationally (directors, service managers, clinical leads and...

EQUITy Patient and Public Involvement Blog

EQUITy Patient and Public Involvement Blog

Patient and public involvement (PPI) was central to the design of the EQUITy programme. We worked closely with AnxietyUK to design the study and five IAPT service users reviewed and contributed to the development of our application and the plan for PPI within EQUITy....

EQUITy Is Underway

EQUITy Is Underway

EQUITy Is Underway By Peter Bower (co-PI)   Improving support for people with anxiety and depression is a government priority. England is  unique in having a large-scale initiative to help people access help and support quickly – the Improving Access to Psychological...