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Mental Health Services: Internet

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 132896, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provisions the NHS has made to deliver dialectical behavioural therapy online.

Answered on

12 January 2021

The National Health Service has worked hard to keep mental health services including dialectical behavioural therapy open during the pandemic, using technology such as online where needed. Talking therapies will continue to be made available remotely so people can access help safely from home.

To support mental health services, NHS England and NHS Improvement have published guidance for providers which is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/guidance-managing-capacity-and-demand-within-inpatient-and-community-mental-health-learning-disabilities-and-autism-services-for-all-ages/

This guidance contains advice on maximising the use of digital technologies with considerations applicable across a range of services and settings including the provision of dialectical behavioural therapy.

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Department of Health and Social Care