We Need To Talk


The case for psychological therapy on the NHS

Anna Bird

31 October 2006

We Need To Talk examines the provision of psychological therapies. The report argues that evidence-based talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy are as important for the nation's health as any cancer drug or surgical procedure. Evidence shows that they can help millions of people in the UK who experience common and severe mental health problems.

The report calls on the Government to provide psychological therapy through the NHS in line with NICE guidance. It also says that the NHS should introduce waiting time measures for access to mental health treatments.

We Need To Talk is a collaboration between five mental health organisations: Mental Health FoundationMindRethink, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, and Young Minds.

Audience: NHS England, policy makers.

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