Publish date: 7 June 2023

The name of our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service is changing.

As part of a national rebranding exercise, BaNES Talking Therapies, Swindon LIFT Psychology and Wiltshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), will now be called NHS BaNES Talking Therapies, NHS Swindon Talking Therapies, and NHS Wiltshire Talking Therapies. This change is happening to all IAPT services across the country and will help better communicate what they do. This change will not impact your mental health care and you do not need to do anything.

The name change comes following an extensive national consultation process. ‘NHS Talking Therapies’ has been voted the most accessible name, and the easiest one to understand, by a wide range of staff, charities, patients and the general public. It will be accompanied with a tagline ‘for anxiety and depression’ to clarify what conditions our therapies aim to treat.

In addition to the name change, the treatments offered by AWP is also being reviewed to ensure that there is a more consistent provision across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire. For most people this will result in no changes to the service. If the changes are likely to have an impact on your treatment, your therapist will discuss this with you directly. 

Our easy to access, flexible therapy options are designed to suit your lifestyle. Click here to see what we offer.

For more information contact:

BaNES Talking Therapies on 01225 675150
Swindon Talking Therapies on 01793 836836
Wiltshire Talking Therapies on 01380 731335