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Support during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WE ARE OPEN. We are continuing to accept referrals. Throughout the pandemic we have been offering telephone, video and online therapy, all of which have proved to be successful. Face to face appointments are also available. Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), we have made some temporary changes to keep you and our staff safe.

Support during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

About Rotherham IAPT

Rotherham IAPT provide evidenced based talking therapies to adults registered with a Rotherham GP who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress or anxiety.

The Rotherham IAPT service team is made up of psychological wellbeing practitioners, cognitive behavioural therapists and counsellors and can offer a range of different talking therapies to support you in managing your mental health and improve your wellbeing.

Please take the time to read through the information regarding the different therapies provided by Rotherham IAPT and self-refer to our service via our self-referral form or by contacting us on 01709 447755.

Rotherham IAPT provide help and support for people in Rotherham who are experiencing:

  • depression, low mood, tearfulness
  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • worries about health
  • feeling worthless, low self-esteem
  • feeling guilty
  • lack of energy
  • poor sleep
  • changes in appetite
  • loss of interest in activities
  • feeling irritable and agitated
  • poor concentration
  • pre and post-natal depression
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • non-severe eating difficulties
  • distressing, unwanted thoughts that pop into the mind.

If you think you may be experiencing one or more of the above, please contact your local IAPT service directly for more information, alternatively complete an online referral form.

Referral pathway

  1. Source of referral: You can self-refer to the Rotherham IAPT service by telephone or online referral form. You can also be referred by your GP, or by another healthcare professional.
  2. Primary care-IAPT: Receive your referral and arrange an appointment with a member of the team in Rotherham.
  3. Appointment-initial assessment: You will conduct an initial assessment with a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP). If, after the initial assessment we are not the right service for you, we will aim to find a suitable service that can meet your needs.
  4. Treatment begins: If we are the right service, the most appropriate treatment options will be offered. Treatment offered can range from low-intensity cognitive behaviour interventions; guided self-help, or high-intensity interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or counselling.

The IAPT service is not suitable for people assessed with significant risks or those whose primary issues are:

  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorder
  • personality disorder
  • anger management
  • obvious signs of psychosis
  • organic disorders of the brain
  • substance misuse (unless stable or on a treatment regime).


We observe strict NHS standards of confidentiality and you have control over who else is involved in your care. The only time we will inform others without your permission is if we are concerned for your immediate safety, the safety of others or any safeguarding concerns.

During telephone assessment a practitioner will ask whether or not you consent for us to share information with other services.

You can give your consent at different levels, and it is important to make your choice clear to a therapist:

  • Full consent: GP and NHS will have access to your medical records. This is the typical level of consent within the NHS, and is so because of the benefits to your healthcare provision. The benefits include increased insight into what has worked best for you in the past, and allows for increased effectiveness of multidisciplinary care.
  • Restricted consent: Your clinical record will only be accessible by the IAPT service.