Hertfordshire Wellbeing and North Essex IAPT Services are part of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, offering free and confidential talking therapy and practical support for Hertfordshire and West, Mid and North East Essex residents.
We use talking therapies to work with anxiety disorders and depression. Anxiety and depression are normal emotions which we all experience, but can sometimes become excessive or distressing. Conditions we treat include low mood, worry and sadness, stress and panic, and repetitive negative thoughts.
If any of these reflect what you’re experiencing, you can quickly refer yourself for assessment. Our team of experienced therapists will work with you to understand your challenges and put in place tools and techniques to manage difficult feelings.
We are available to anyone over the age of 17 who is registered, or intending to be registered with a GP, in Hertfordshire and North Essex. In addition to our standard service, we have dedicated offerings delivered by clinicians with additional specialist training.The range of support can vary depending on availability in your local area.
Groups eligible for these services include older people, carers, those affected by a long-term physical health condition, and those in the perinatal period.
The Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS) is a service development, quality improvement and accreditation network for services providing psychological therapy to adults in the UK.
Hertfordshire Wellbeing was one of the first IAPT services in the UK to achieve accreditation status with the Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS) and was closely followed by the Mid Essex and North East Essex services. As well as identifying and acknowledging services that have high standards, APPTS, a partnership between the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement and the British Psychological Society, provides a network through which best practice can be shared.
For our service users, this means you can be confident your treatment will be managed and delivered to the highest possible standards by professionally trained, fully qualified staff working within a responsive, effective and compassionate environment.
The Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service and North Essex IAPT Services are provided by the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) provides health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and North Essex. HPFT employ nearly 3,000 staff who deliver these services within the community as well inpatient settings.
HPFT also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services and medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
HPFT have operated as a NHS Foundation Trust since our authorisation in August 2007. This gives us opportunities to further build upon and improve the services for our community. Benefits include a stronger involvement with local communities through our members and Council of Governors and the ability to borrow finance to support our capital investment programme.