Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (InPsyTe)

The Psychological Therapies Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of academics, commissioners, psychologists and other experts, working together to improve the uptake of, access to, and outcomes for psychological therapies.

Most common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, are managed in primary care (general practice) and Bristol has recently re-organised its primary care mental health services. This is an opportunity to improve the access to, and outcomes of, psychological therapies that are known to be effective in the treatment of these problems. At the same time, more and more people are online and using smart mobile devices. Now is the time to develop and use high quality online materials to support the work of low and high intensity psychotherapists.

Latest news and events

HIT Conference goes virtual to address the impact of COVID-19 and wider health inequalities

HIT Conference goes virtual to address the impact of COVID-19 and wider health inequalities

20 October 2020

Bristol Health Partners held its annual Health Integration Team (HIT) Conference as an entirely virtual event this year because of the pandemic. The event, “COVID-19 Call to Action: What else can we achieve in health and social care?”, took place b...

2020 HIT annual conference presentations and interviews now available

2020 HIT annual conference presentations and interviews now available

8 October 2020

The 2020 Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Team Conference took place as a virtual event over the course of four days (28 September - 1 October 2020). More information on the speakers and sessions can be found here.Presentations from the event an...

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (InPsyTe) HIT reflect on 2019-20

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (InPsyTe) HIT reflect on 2019-20

2 June 2020

Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), Dr David Kessler and Rick Cooper reflect on the HIT’s achievements over the past year. The local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service i...

The 2018-19 work of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT

The 2018-19 work of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT

7 May 2019

Dr David Kessler and Rick Cooper, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2018-19.

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT looks back at 2017-18

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT looks back at 2017-18

9 May 2018

Dr Nicola Wiles and Dr David Kessler, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2016-17.

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT highlights in 2016-17

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT highlights in 2016-17

8 May 2017

Dr Nicola Wiles and Dr David Kessler, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2016-17.

Mental Health HIT seminar proves a hit with commissioners

Mental Health HIT seminar proves a hit with commissioners

26 January 2017

Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners HITs seminar on 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care pathways across the STP footprint.

Healthwatch Bristol publishes guide for public involvement in mental health services

Healthwatch Bristol publishes guide for public involvement in mental health services

9 September 2016

Healthwatch Bristol has published a guide for patients and the public, to help them find out how they can make their voices heard on local mental health services.

InPsyte HIT video on patient experiences of cognitive behavioural therapy

InPsyte HIT video on patient experiences of cognitive behavioural therapy

4 August 2016

The Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT) have produced a video which explores patient experiences of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

1 July 2016

The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

27 June 2016

Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT review of 2015-16

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT review of 2015-16

23 May 2016

Dr Nicola Wiles and Dr David Kessler, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2015-16.

Study finds CBT offers long-term benefits for people with depression

Study finds CBT offers long-term benefits for people with depression

7 January 2016

People with depression that has not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants benefit long-term from receiving cognitive behavioural therapy, given in addition to their usual treatment that includes antidepressant medication.

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT review of 2014-15

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT review of 2014-15

23 May 2015

Dr Nicola Wiles and Dr David Kessler, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2014-15.

New HIT to focus on psychological therapies

New HIT to focus on psychological therapies

10 December 2014

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at the uptake of, access to and outcomes of psychological therapies has been approved by the Bristol Health Partners executive.

Three new Health Integration Teams given go ahead

Three new Health Integration Teams given go ahead

11 June 2014

Three new Health Integration Teams have been given the green light by Bristol Health Partners Executive Group. The new teams focus on perinatal mental health, immunisation and vaccines, and psychological therapies.

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