The Department has not made an assessment of the availability of family therapy in the National Health Service.
NHS England has funded 863 new course places commissioned by Health Education England for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and Family Intervention (FI) training at a cost of £1.7 million in 2018/19 and £1 million in 2019/20 for adult Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) and Community Mental Health Team staff. This is in part to support delivery of the EIP national access and waiting time standard, which includes access to relevant NICE-recommended psychological therapies for psychosis, namely CBTp and FI.
NHS England’s Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme has, jointly with Health Education England, trained both new and existing staff to deliver evidence-based therapies across a range of sectors offering children and young people’s mental health care.
The training courses include parenting training for conduct disorder, Systemic Family Practice (SFP) for conduct disorder and depression and self-harm, and SFP for eating disorders, which is linked to the delivery of community-based eating disorder services.
Further information on available services can be found in children and young people’s mental health local transformation plans, which form part of local sustainability and transformation plans.