italk is now called Talking Therapies Hampshire

5 December 2023

Your local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, italk, is now called Talking Therapies Hampshire.  

We will still be continuing to provide all our psychological therapies services, supporting people with anxiety, depression and other complex mental health needs.

What service do we provide?

Italk support people to improve their mental wellbeing through education, guided self-help tools and evidence-based talking therapies. We work alongside GPs to help people to recover from the most common mental health problems like anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias and much more.  To find out more, access our self-help tools or refer into our service, please visit our website.

Why are we changing our name?

There has recently been a national NHS campaign conducted, looking at the variety of ‘brand’ names used for IAPT services. This is because patient and stakeholder feedback showed that having so many different names for the same service is confusing for people. As a result, all IAPT services, nationally, will now have the same name ‘Talking Therapies’ with the tag line ‘For anxiety and Depression’ by the end of 2023.  

Other IAPT organisations across Hampshire and Isle and Wight will be called the following:

Please note if you live in Southampton City, Portsmouth City or IOW please visit to access the Talking Therapies service in your area.

Why Talking Therapies Hampshire?

The name Talking Therapies was chosen following an extensive national consultation process which received more than 3,600 responses. NHS Talking Therapies has been voted the most accessible name and the easiest one to understand, by a wide range of staff, charities, patients, and the public.

As italk accepts referrals from patients registered with a GP across Hampshire (excluding Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight) we will now be called Talking Therapies Hampshire.

This service provided by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

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