Independent article - concerns over IAPT online therapy

Helen Morgan, Chair of the BPC, has been quoted in the leading article in today's Independent.

The article explores the proliferation of certain types of online therapy via the Government's Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme and raises concerns about the effectiveness of them.

Helen Morgan notes that while online and remote therapy might work for some people, "There's such a pressure now on people to be happy. I'm worried about the rise of quick and easy interventions for what are often very complex problems where people need to become known and understood and be in a room with someone building a relationship."

The BPC believes that some online therapy can work but is concerned that this particular digital technology drive is first and foremost being rolled out because it is relatively cheap to deliver and because healthcare is becoming increasingly data-driven. 

The article may be found here:





Monday, 20 March, 2017 - 11:33