IAPT Changing Minds Service

Are you worried about someone’s mental health?


IAPT Changing minds is a psychological therapies service for mild to moderate low mood and anxiety. It covers PTSD, health and social anxiety, OCD, panic and many other issues. It helps people develop good coping strategies to manage difficulties. It also provides COVID-19 specific support (including for stress and coping with financial difficulty).

Tel: 0300 999 1616

Online referral: www.nhft.nhs.uk/iapt

Please see the information below of what is being provided during the current situation:

Telephone assessments and treatment

IAPT offers telephone assessments and telephone treatment, via 0300 999 1616. Please call and the administration staff will be happy to set you up with an assessment. Following this we may signpost you to a more appropriate service or offer you a wide range of digital therapy options, including:

  • Supported on-line cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Individual support offered over video conferencing or telephone
  • On-line video conference group or webinar on a wide range of clinical presentations
  • We are starting to explore some outside groups when local restrictions allow.

COVID-19: managing anxiety webinar

IAPT Changing Minds are offering a new webinar to support with managing anxiety regarding COVID-19. The webinar will include four sessions, providing pyscho-education and coping strategies that attendees will be able to use around anxiety, worry and stress.

The webinar is available for anyone – colleagues and/or members of the public who are over the age of 17 and a half and living in Northamptonshire. The webinars are triggered when there are enough numbers and you can register by completing the online referral form here and stating you would like to join the COVID-19 webinar (this section is at the end of the online form).

Once you have registered yourself you will receive an invite to the webinar and a further link on the evening, that you will click on and follow all the instructions given.

New: Carer on-line group

We have just started an on-line group for those who have caring responsibilities, early feedback is positive and it is supported by the local Northamptonshire Carers group.  Again this can be accessed via telephone assessment or via our website www.nhft.nhs.uk/iapt by clicking the webinar tab and choosing the Carers Support Group option.

We hope this is informative. Please consider IAPT as an accessible and quick treatment option, assessment slots are available daily and access to treatment and support starts from these assessments and are freely available.