The report found that though the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme has had a huge impact on waiting times for people with depression and anxiety, it also found that 1 in 5 people are still waiting for over a year to gain access to certain psychological therapies such as counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
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Mental health issues cost the UK economy around £105 billion every year and talking therapies are known to be highly effective and successful at treating a range of mental and physical health problems. Access to psychological therapies will result in positive effects over the long term with huge economic savings that are essential in economic downturns such as the one we are experiencing now.
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