Today, I’m going to link to two new free PDF e-books just published (June, 2018) and available from the National Health Service (NHS) for download. These books are of interest to all primary care clinicians who want to improve their skills in caring for the mental health needs of their patients. And see Additional Resources after the post for another great free e-book educational resource on mental health training.
The first is The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual, 2018, from The National Collaborating Centre For Mental Health. (this link is to mental health GUIDELINE SUMMARIES of the National Collaborating Centre For Mental Health)
This manual is for all commissioners, providers and clinicians of services that deliver psychological therapies. It serves as an essential manual for IAPT services, describing the IAPT model in detail and how to deliver it, with a focus on the importance of providing National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)-recommended care.
The second is The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual: Appendices and helpful resources, 2018 from The National Collaborating Centre For Mental Health (this link is to mental health GUIDELINE SUMMARIES of the National Collaborating Centre For Mental Health).
This resource pack accompanies the IAPT Manual and provides commissioners and providers with examples of positive practice and helpful resources to support IAPT service expansion, development and delivery.
Reach out: National Programme Student Materials to Support
the Delivery of Training for Psychological WellbeingPractitioners Delivering Low Intensity Interventions [Full Text PDF] David Richards and Mark Whyte 3rd edition, 2010.