Depression Questionnaire and IAPT

This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.

It is used by your doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.

It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.

PHQ-9 Depression Assessment Questionnaire

Please note that any submitted questionnaires will not be reviewed immediately by a health care professional.  If you have immediate concerns regarding your health you should contact the surgery or NHS 111 to seek advice.

Introduction to the North Yorkshire IAPT service

Welcome to the North Yorkshire Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service. We provide talking therapies for people experiencing the following difficulties:

  • depression
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety and worry
  • health anxiety
  • social phobia
  • specific phobias
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

IAPT is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

It is believed that one in four people experience mental ill health at some point in their lives.

Significant events like bereavement, unemployment, relationship breakdown, traumatic events or even stress at work can lead to difficulties requiring help and support. Problems with low mood and anxiety can develop and make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.

IAPT seeks to use the least intrusive method of care possible to treat people. This is often called a ‘stepped care mode’ and means that the patient is generally offered a low intensity therapy in the first instance. Examples of low intensity treatment would include computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT), psycho-educational courses, guided self-help over the phone or face to face.

If low intensity treatments are unsuccessful or inappropriate then patients can be ‘stepped up’ to a high intensity therapy. This often takes the form of one-to-one cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). 

To make sure that the IAPT service is right for you we will first offer you a brief initial assessment. Most are undertaken over the phone, although alternative arrangements can be made if required.  At the end of the assessment we will discuss what help is available within the service.

Where IAPT is not the most suitable service we can sign post you to alternatives where available.

Follow link below to look at services they provide.


 IAPT Services








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