Psychological approaches to healthcare can transform lives and communities. They are effective in preventing, treating and alleviating mental health conditions, empowering people to make positive choices about their own health, supporting people living with physical health conditions, tackling public health challenges and addressing health disparities. Psychological professions play a central role in delivering psychological healthcare, as members of multidisciplinary teams.

This is a shared vision for the psychological professions in England. It was commissioned in response to a commitment in the Interim People Plan to develop a national psychological professions strategy to support delivery of the Long Term Plan. It builds on the themes set out in the People Plan 2020/21: action for us all, and aims to help those involved in delivering psychological healthcare, commissioning or designing services, as well as partner organisations, to maximise the collective impact of the psychological professions in improving the wellbeing of service users, carers, families and health and care staff.

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