Rose Acton, Author

The Missing Link

2 November 2016

IAPT recovery rates are improving, but some groups of people are being left behind. A quarter of people with common mental health problems are in financial difficulty, and our research shows that this is holding back their recovery. Our new analysis of the main NHS talking therapies programme (IAPT) found that the recovery rate for people with both depression and problem debt is likely to be just 22%, less than half that of those who have depression but no financial difficulties (55%). For those with anxiety and debt, the recovery rate is likely to be just 38%, compared to 52% for those with just anxiety. We model an intervention that could help to close this gap, and increase IAPT recovery rates across the board.

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