In this section there is information for GPs and other healthcare professionals to find out information about the italk service, how they can refer their patients and what their patients can expect.
Information for professionals and volunteers who signpost or refer patients to italk.
italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for patients registered with a GP surgery within the areas of Hampshire shown in green.
If your patient is registered with a GP outside of this area, use the NHS IAPT Finder to look for your local talking therapy service.
As an IAPT service, our eligibility criteria follows national guidelines.
We treat patients experiencing common mental health problems, such as:
We can accept referrals for patients who are:
We are not able to accept referrals for patients who are:
Our team includes practitioners with specialist training to treat:
We are unable to treat eating disorders, addiction, or bereavement.
italk does not have a crisis service and is unable to provide urgent support. Therefore we are unable to accept referrals for patients presenting with a high risk of harm to themselves or others. GPs should refer directly to the appropriate secondary care services.
For carers, signposters, community workers and other professionals without a direct referral route into secondary care, this NHS guidance on responding to a mental health crisis or emergency may be helpful.
Unsure? Contact us to discuss making a referral on 023 8038 3920 or email WHCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org to request a call back.
Simply download our referral form from our professional referral page.
See the brochure below for an overview of our service. If the viewer below does not load, click here to download our italk service overview brochure.