Ethnic Inequalities in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Would you like to contribute to reducing ethnic inequalities in IAPT Services?  If so, read on!

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) have been commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory to conduct research into the ethnic inequalities that exist in IAPT services in England. As part of this research, they are hosting online focus groups with IAPT clinicians/practitioners and service users to develop an understanding of where, and the nature of the ethnic inequalities that exist. They will use the experiences and opinions shared to help develop a set of recommendations on how IAPT services can improve the access, experience and outcomes for people from Black and minoritised ethnic communities. The dates of the focus groups are:

Service Users (Service users will be paid £70 for their participation):

  • 15 June 13:00 -15:00
  • 29 June – 10:00 – 12:00

Practitioners/ clinicians/professionals:

  • 23 June – 16:00 – 18:00

To express an interest, they are asking people to complete a short demographics questionnaire (Link: or contact Helen Webb at should people experience issues completing the form.

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