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 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale. An outcome measure designed as a self-report questionnaire for young people with mental health difficulties such as separation anxiety, social phobia, anxiety disorder, OCD and low mood. View more here: http://bit.ly/2Msn35X

Routine outcome monitoring refers to the practice of measuring children and young people’s progress during therapy via standardised instruments such as questionnaires. Find out more here: https://www.corc.uk.net/outcome-experience-measures/

Recruit to Train. Creation of therapist roles into which new members of staff external to the organisation are recruited, expanding the workforce.