Engaging with local employers is another approach through which IAPT services can spread their reach to engage more people with MH needs who may not be conversant with IAPT or what they offer. Below are some examples of IAPT service engagement with local employers:
Slough IAPT engaged with small/medium business leads to promote their mental health services by hosting breakfast workshops and inviting local businesses to attend.
Brent engages with primary school teachers and council workers to offer online workshops for stress and anxiety.
Bedfordshire has run staff-related wellbeing events for a number of local companies, such as Vauxhall, Moto and Amazon. The team hopes to run ongoing sessions with them. They have also done outreach work to the police and the fire service.