Mental Health: Spending — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 27th January 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Jolly Baroness Jolly Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:37 pm, 27th January 2014

My noble friend has much experience and expertise in this matter. He will know that NICE has recommended in its guidelines a whole range of psychological therapeutic interventions. Available therapies include interpersonal therapy, brief dynamic interpersonal therapy, couple therapy for depression, counselling for depression and behavioural family therapy, as well as cognitive behavioural family interventions. These therapies are all delivered by IAPT services and are included in IAPT training. Since 2010, more than 1,000 therapists have been trained or are currently in training. With regard to new therapies, I assure my noble friend that the IAPT programme will consider evidence-based therapies recommended by NICE for anxiety and depression as they arise.