Hidden in plain sight: The unmet mental health needs of older people

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, launched in 2008, aimed to increase the number of people accessing talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for common conditions like anxiety and depression. In 2011 the Department of Health set a target of 12% of referrals through the IAPT programme being people aged 65 and over. Five years later it is still not close to being met with national reporting showing it is currently at 6.1%.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news