A wide reaching initiative is taking place in England in order to combat issues like depression, anxiety and other behavioral healthcare needs.
The program includes open-ended talk therapy through no cost clinics and online or phone sessions. It is conducted throughout the entire country, reaching remote farming villages, industrial suburbs and isolated immigrant communities.
The goal of this program is to create a primary care system for behavioral healthcare in all of Britain that appeals to and reaches different groups of people.
Dr. Tim Kendall, a clinical director, spoke to the results: "You now actually hear young people say, ‘I might go and get some therapy for this,’” he said. “You’d never, ever hear people in this country say that out in public before.”
A young participant testified that “it was hard, but I got through it,” he said. “The therapy worked — I came out of the box I was living in.”