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CYP Overview

The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) is a national programme which has been developed to transform child and adolescent mental health services, making them better for children, young people, and their families.

It was launched in 2011 and aims to improve access through reducing waiting times for evidence-based psychological therapies and improving awareness to reduce stigma around emotional wellbeing, It includes meaningful ways of measuring and monitoring how young people are feeling through routine outcome monitoring and actively involves young people in shaping and designing services with the overall aim of transforming services.

To find out more about the programme and how it works in the South West, visit our South West Community of Practice webpage.