Please be aware of the following criteria for all referrals:
IAPT SERVICES ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
The service will be available to people experiencing mental distress in relation to common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
We are unable to work with individuals under CMHT services unless formally discharged.
Those presenting mental health difficulties within clusters 1 – 4.
The individual is registered with Swale or Canterbury & Coastal CCG GP practice.
Swale patients must be 18 years or older.
Canterbury & Coastal patients must be 17 years or older.
Active service personnel within the area.
Individuals must meet ‘caseness’.
Individuals must be able to attend appointments regularly.
Individuals must be suitable for short term IAPT services.
In line with strict guidance from our CCG, we work to the following exclusion criteria:
Eligibility Criteria for KMPT/ CMHT Services (Non IAPT):
Individuals will have multiple, complex needs, e.g.:
A clinically diagnosable mental health problem
History of violence or persistent offending
Significant risk of persistent self-harm or neglect
Poor response to previous treatment
Dual diagnosis of serious mental illness and substance misuse or learning disability or neurodevelopmental disorder.
Detention under Mental Health Act (1983) on at least one occasion in the past 2 years
Mental health problems exacerbated by personality disorder
Persons identified as high risk (e.g. suicidal intent, severe self-injurious behaviour, psychotic symptomatology)
In situations where the patient does not meet IAPT eligibility requirements we strongly recommend a referral to SPoA.
If you are referring from KMPT / CMHT services, please note we require full discharge notes from you at point of referral. Please send these notes to our secure email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also state the reason for this referral clearly in the Message box below, referring to the guidance from the CCG eligibility criteria.
GP and Other Organisations' Referral form:
Self referrals can be made on our NHS Therapy page under IAPT.