Collaborative interventions for depression: First training course delivered

We are building on the successes of the original COllaborative INterventions for CIrculation and DEpression (COINCIDE) trial by deploying the COINCIDE care model within Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services in collaboration with Mental Health MattersSouth Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Inclusion Matters SeftonLiverpool and Wirral (key providers of low intensity mental health care for common mental illnesses in England).

The first COINCIDE training session took place with IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) between 10 and 13 November, with a further cohort to be trained in February 2015.

Professor Karina Lovell, joint lead of CLAHRC GM’s patient-centred care theme and a key speaker at the event, said:

“The COINCIDE four day training course delivered by the CLAHRC GM team provides  Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP’s) with the skills to deliver low intensity  psychological interventions for people with long-term conditions and depression and/or anxiety.”

COINCIDE has a specific focus on measuring patient outcomes over time, using routine data collected as part of the IAPT minimum dataset and also by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. We have a key interest in understanding how the new care model is implemented in routine settings using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. By using routinely collected data we will be able to track patients’ progress through the IAPT care pathway and also measure impact on healthcare utilisation more broadly (outcomes will be compared with matched controls from non-participating sites).

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For more information about COINCIDE please visit the project web pages or contact Michael Spence, Programme Manager.