What does CYP IAPT mean and what is it about?
CYP IAPT stands for Children and Young People, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, where IAPT basically means making sure more people get the right help with their mental health and emotional
Making changes to the service:
The focus of CYP IAPT is involving young people and parents to help the service create changes that fit with their needs. We use suggestions from our users point of view to change the service in an important and meaningful way.
Making changes to the way therapists work:
CYP IAPT is also about changing the way therapists work by introducing the use of a range of questionnaires, specific for different needs that a person may have, to help focussing on the problems that matters most to the person and to monitor progress over time.
In practice this means that during the session your therapists may ask you to complete a questionnaire about how you have been feeling lately or if you feel you have made any progress towards your goals. You and your therapist will then discuss the results and agree some actions.
This is a very innovative way of establishing strong and collaborative relationships between therapists and clients and Islington CAMHS is committed to making the most of the CYP IAPT project.