Talking therapies embraced31st October 2006
A pilot project providing people with alternatives to medications is proving successful.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and so-called talking therapies are increasingly replacing more traditional treatments like anti-depressants for people with mental health problems.
A government-funded pilot in Doncaster which sees patients referred from GPs, has seen a thousand people in its first three months and is taking on 100 new clients a week.
Doncaster, along with a second pilot site in Newham in London, has been up and running since June as part of efforts to improve overall access to mental health services.
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Title: Talking therapies embraced
Author: Carol burns
Article Id: 1022
Date Added: 31st Oct 2006