BPC survey reveals contribution to NHS mental health services

Earlier this year, the British Psychoanalytic Council
(BPC) carried out a survey to find out about the
contribution of Registrants and Trainees to NHS
psychotherapy services.

The results of the survey, drawn from almost 500
responses, show that our Registrants and Trainees are
an essential part of the NHS mental health services, with 40% working for the NHS. Individuals and groups, couples, children and
young people and people affected by complex mental
health conditions currently benefit from psychoanalytic
and psychoanalytically informed interventions through
the NHS.

The NHS Long Term Plan offers the opportunity to
reverse the trend that has seen NHS psychotherapy
services cut back, and to finally expand the current
NHS psychotherapy workforce to ensure that access
to the full range of evidenced-based therapeutic
interventions not only remains available but most
importantly is enhanced to meet the specific needs
of people suffering from emotional distress.

BPC 2020 NHS Survey

BPC NHS Survey- Web
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