Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many training places in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service there were in each of the last five years.

Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Training service places were commissioned in 2014-15.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

There were 756 training places commissioned for improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programmes in 2014/15. In addition 509 trainees attended Child and Young People’s (CYP) IAPT courses in 2014/15.

The following table contains an aggregate of the number of training places that have been commissioned in each of the last four financial years for the IAPT programmes. Comparable information relating to the IAPT programmes is not held centrally for the 2011/12 financial year.

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

IAPT training places commissioned

634

859

756

946

Source: multi professional education and training budget monitoring returns

The following table details the number of trainees attending CYP IAPT courses per year of the programme in the last five years.

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Trainee Therapist

97

142

252

372

537

Supervisor

30

45

88

86

113

Service Lead

35

48

73

51

114

TOTAL

162

235

413

509

764

Source: NHS England

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