From Monday 15 May, our psychological therapy services, Mindsmatter and First Step will be known as NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Talking Therapies as part of a national rebranding exercise that will see all Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services using the same name across the country.

Following an extensive national consultation process, 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 general public. It will be accompanied with a tagline ‘for anxiety and depression’ to clarify what conditions our therapies aim to treat.

This doesn’t impact your mental health care and you don’t have to do anything. We are still here for your mental health. This change doesn’t affect our teams or the care they provide you with. We will progressively update all our channels, including our website and social media. Future communications from our services will come from NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Talking Therapies.