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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 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
CAMHS
Children’s Adolescent Mental Health Services. NHS services which provide support to children and young people having difficulties with emotional or behavioural wellbeing.

CBT
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. A talking therapy used to manage problems by noticing and changing particular thinking styles or behaviour patterns – find out more here: https://www.babcp.com/public/what-is-cbt.aspx

CCG
Clinical Commissioning Group. Clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for planning and commissioning of healthcare services in local areas. See more at https://www.nhscc.org/ccgs/

Counselling
A talking therapy involving a therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with problems. Find out more here - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/counselling/

CWP
Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner. CWPs are trained to offer brief, focus-based interventions for children and young people experiencing anxiety, low mood or behavioural difficulties.

CYP IAPT
Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. An NHS and EE-funded programme which aims to transform children’s mental health services.