Short Communication - Journal Clinical Psychiatry and Cognitive Psychology (2020) Volume 4, Issue 3
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
The project is to increase the provision of evidence-based treatments for common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression by primary care organisations. This includes workforce planning to adequately train the mental health professionals required. This would be based on a 'stepped care' or triage model where 'low intensity' interventions or self-help would be provided to most people in the first instance and 'high intensity' interventions for more serious or complex conditions. Outcomes would be assessed by standardised questionnaires, where sufficiently high initial scores and sufficiently low scores immediately after treatment, would be classed as 'moving to recovery'.
Author(s): Mukti Geela