Silver Cloud Economic Improving Access to Pyschological Therapy - online treatment

Yorkshire & HumberGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 1 Jul 2017

A study to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of internet-delivered interventions for symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

Depression and anxiety are common mental health disorders worldwide.  The UK’s IAPT programme treats people with anxiety and depressive disorders. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is widely used, with computerised and internet-delivered CBT  (cCBT and iCBT) being a suitable IAPT approved treatment.  iCBT has a large empirical base for treating depression and anxiety disorder.  The cost-effectiveness and impact of these interventions in the longer-term is not routinely assess by IAPT services.  

The study is a parallel-group, randomised controlled trail examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of iCBT for depression and anxiety disorders against a waitlist control group.

Dr Matt Franklin