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Has anyone had any experience of Relate's IAPT?

(9 Posts)
ElephantsandTigers Wed 01-Nov-17 19:26:56

I'd like to hear what it involved and how it went please.

ElephantsandTigers Sat 04-Nov-17 18:21:22

Bump.

user128057 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:05:31

I'm receiving support from them currently due to suffering with depression. So far I've only met with them once to discuss treatment. It seems to be taking a little while to actually start getting help. I was warned about the waiting time though.

During the initial meeting though they were really kind. They didn't judge me and took what I said seriously. They also gave me a list of outside services that were available should my mental state worsen.

Hope this helps

ElephantsandTigers Sun 05-Nov-17 17:19:39

Thank you very much.

Do you mind if I ask you some more questions please?

Is it self referral and is it a need to pay for service?

user128057 Sun 05-Nov-17 19:03:12

Of course not I shall help as much as possible. I was referred through my doctor. They haven't mentioned payment so I assume it's free. They gave me a list of counsellors in my local area but that you have to pay for.

ElephantsandTigers Sun 05-Nov-17 19:57:08

I'm not going to do it immediately. I have to start on medication today and I need to see how I go with that I think confused.

user128057 Sun 05-Nov-17 22:04:34

Good luck hope things get better for you. It's nice just to know that there is support available if you need it I think.

user128057 Sun 05-Nov-17 22:05:29

Feel free to pm me if you want to talk further.

ElephantsandTigers Mon 06-Nov-17 15:51:44

Thank you.

I'm not feeling very well today but it can't be the meds' surely? Only taken one! Well half actually.

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