We Need to Talk: We Need More Psychological Therapies

Tavistock Relationships is a member of We Need to Talk, a coalition of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service users who campaign for better access to psychological therapies for children and adults with mental health problems.

We Need to Talk has published a 2017 Election Manifesto calling on all the political parties to include the following in their manifestos:

  • Increased access and capacity
  • Shorter waiting times
  • Quality services
  • Joined up services

Commenting on the manifesto, Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive, Tavistock Relationships, said: 

“Progress on achieving a meaningful choice of psychological therapies in IAPT and the wider NHS has been very slow. Nine years into the IAPT programme, for example, half of all providers still do not provide any Couple Therapy for Depression, even though it is a NICE-recommended treatment for depression. It is time that our politicians addressed the training and workforce issues which have so limited the expansion of choice of talking therapies in our mental health services.”

Click here to read the manifesto in full: WNTT_manifesto_submission_FINAL.pdf