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The North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum was established in February 2014 in order to build on the unique clinical, education and commissioning networks that have developed through the North West IAPT Collaborative since the launch of the IAPT Programme 2008.

Led by IAPT clinical leaders and managers and supported by the North West Psychological Professions Network the IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum aims to:

  • Share knowledge and understanding of the IAPT model, principles and practice to promote excellence in service provision, commissioning and education.
  • Exchange and develop innovation and ideas based on the principles of the IAPT model
  • Provide the opportunity to hear national and regional updates.
  • Enable the IAPT community to understand patient /service needs and inform the development of the workforce to meet this need.
  • Support IAPT and psychological therapies to become part of mainstream mental health, public health, primary and secondary care services.
  • Provide a place for CCG Commissioner's GP leads and Clinical and service leads, plus managers to meet with University colleagues and others to enhance psychological therapy services and excellence in clinical practice


What is the IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum?

The forum is for those involved in clinical leadership, management of services, commissioning or education of the IAPT workforce in the North West of England and includes:

  • Mental Health Commissioners
  • Clinical Leads
  • Service Leads
  • Managers of IAPT Services
  • IAPT University Programme Leads
  • Associate Heads of Education and Commissioning
  • Clinical leads and senior therapists from specialist services

Events are held twice a year in a North West venue, details and resources are provided to network members on the events section.

Join the Forum

If you are a network member and would like to join the forum please contact us

Useful resources

Annual Report on the use of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services 2012/13

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Becoming a member of the Psychological Professions Network gives you access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities to contribute and influence.

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