28th February 2012 

Two IAPT grants awarded to Dr Stephen Kellett

Stephen Kellett (Clinical Psychology Unit, Sheffield) and Kim Dent Brown (Schaar) together with NHS colleagues in Sheffield and Hull have been awarded two IAPT grants worth £60k and £170k.

The money is to support the implementation of projects aiming to increase access to evidenced-based psychological care for patients with medically unexplained symptoms (Hull) or long-term physical conditions (Sheffield).

Both projects are major training and supervision initiatives and will create new stepped care systems for these previously ill-resourced patient groups. These awards mean that the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority now have two IAPT pathfinder sites to support this national NHS policy initiative.