Welcome to Let’s Talk
2gether NHS Foundation Trust Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service offers Step 2 and 3 stepped care help to people with common mental health problems in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Our aim is to offer assessment and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) evidence-based psychological treatment to residents over 18 years of age, who have mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Patients must be registered with a local GP.
For people whose presentations are more complex or severe, or where there is significant risk, if you work in Gloucestershire, please refer to your primary mental health nurse or, for secondary care referrals, to the Contact Centre.
If you work in Herefordshire, please contact your local Recovery Team. The North Recovery Team is based in Leominster, on 01568 613202, and the South Recovery Team in Ross-on-Wye can be contacted on 01989 566345. If you are unsure which team to contact, please ring 0800 073 2200 for advice.
Referrals to Let’s Talk
Many of our patients self-refer; however Primary Health Care Professionals can refer patients to our service on their behalf. You can refer to the Let’s Talk therapy team by completing the online secure and confidential Health Professionals’referral form, or by sending a written referral form to us by fax, email or in the post.
Once your referral has been received, we will contact your patient as soon as possible to arrange a telephone assessment, care if appropriate, and we will write to let you know the outcome.
If you have any queries about a specific referral or the service we offer, please contact us on 0800 073 2200 and ask to speak to the Day Supervisor.
We offer a stepped care service based on NICE guidance and use the NICE diagnostic criteria and PHQ9 and GAD7 as a guide to measure the severity of anxiety and depression (see the quick self-assessment tool).
Diagnostic criteria and NICE guidelines
Below you will find a list of the mental health problems currently seen within Let’s Talk.
- Click on the links to access the corresponding NICE guidance.
Credited e-learning – Online CBT course
This course supports GPs and other primary care practitioners in caring for people with common mental health problems. It consists of approximately two hours of e-learning activities and formative self-assessments to facilitate learning and reflection. Links to resources and further reading/activities are also provided.
The course was developed in partnership with the IAPT National Primary Care Programme and the Royal College of General Practitioners( RCGP).
Please click on the e-learning link to access this online CBT course.