We know that IAPT (that’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies!) can be a world of acronyms that leaves you feeling a bit confused, so we have put together a glossary of commonly used terms and other definitions to help you make sense of it all.

For general terms relating to mental health, written by young people for other young people, see the Anna Freud centre’s website.

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There are currently 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Evidence-based Practice. Use of practice (e.g. forms of therapy) relying on scientific research combined with clinical expertise.

Education Mental Health Practitioner. EMHPs train to deliver evidence-based interventions to children and young people within educational settings such as schools and colleges.