HSE Mental Health Services have published a new Model of Care for Adults Accessing Talking Therapies while attending Mental Health Services.
The Talking Therapies Model of Care is evidence-based and it has been developed in close collaboration with clinicians, service users and family members. Co-production and inclusivity have been central to the process of developing the Model of Care, as have a continuing focus on how talking therapies may best support the recovery journey of those who need specialist mental health services.
This Model of Care builds on a team-wide and multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of talking therapies. When implemented it will ensure greater integration, consistency and equity of access to talking therapies, while maintaining opportunities for local innovation.
The Model of Care was formally launched by Mary Butler, TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, on 20th April 2021.