The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provides evidence-based psychological therapy to anyone over 18 (16-18 if no longer in full-time education). We work with people to overcome stress, anxiety and depression to enjoy and participate in life again.

Patients must be registered with a Vale of York GP practice in the York, Selby, Tadcaster or Easingwold areas. If you are unsure please contact us on 01904 294841.

The IAPT team offers a range of support:

Guided self-help delivered by a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Using cognitive behavioural therapy treatments this could be an effective treatment option if you are struggling with mild to moderate common mental health problems. This could take place over the telephone, in groups or alongside a specific worker using workbooks and computer programmes to help you (your choice).

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy delivered by a High Intensity Therapist

The therapist will work alongside you to help change unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours that are causing or maintaining current problems. This involves practical exercises or experiments worked on either with the therapist or as homework alone.


Therapeutic short-term counselling for people experiencing low mood/distress that impacts on functioning in relation to issues like:

• loss/bereavement
• life events and changes
• family/relationships
• stress
• harassment/bullying

Signposting to other services 

If your needs are not met by our service we are able to refer you onto a more suitable service. These services include voluntary and statutory sector services.


For more information, please contact Jean Stores (IAPT locality manager) on 01904 294841.

The IAPT service
The Driveway building
Bootham Park Hospital
YO30 7BY