Website launch marks World Mental Health Day

A new look website has been launched to mark World Mental Health Day.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – known as IAPT for short – has launched the revamped site at www.talkingsense.org

The website has been developed working with patient, carers and staff to provide accurate and timely information on the range of services IAPT provided across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire.  The IAPT service is provided by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Pictured with the new look website is, from the left, Lewis Marston and Jim MacDonald who work in RDaSH’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Team.The site includes advice on self-help, what to do in an emergency and current treatments provided across the areas served by RDaSH.  There is also useful links to other sites providing general information on a range of issues.

Jim MacDonald, IAPT Service Manager, said: “We see the website as a positive addition to improving the quality of service we offer our customers.  The access to high quality information enables people to make informed choices about their health needs.

“The layout of the site was designed to be easy to navigate and based on market testing with members of the public.

“The website is just one of the tools the service uses to improve communication with customers and we would welcome feedback on the site.  The feedback will enable the service to continue to be responsive to customer’s needs.”