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Publication date: 18 May 2012
This report examines evidence from both New Zealand-based talking therapies and international research to help plan and implement talking therapies. The report aims to:
The report promotes a stepped care approach to implementing talking therapies that spans primary and secondary care. Stepped care is an efficient way of making use of limited resources when providing treatment for a service user population spanning a spectrum of severity. It provides a model for integrating talking therapy provision across primary and secondary services.
The model presents five tiers of service. People's needs are matched to the appropriate tier or tiers via a preliminary assessment. This model does not assume that all people receive tier one first, or that the tiers must be accessed in order.
This report is for use by leaders, clinicians, policy makers, planners and funders as well as training providers engaged in supporting the delivery of services for those people experiencing mental health and addiction issues.