David Hitt and colleagues assess the value of providing cognitive behaviour therapy for employees experiencing stress, anxiety and depression
This article presents a pragmatic economic assessment of an innovative service providing cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in the workplace to employees who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression. The economic assessment tool used was designed to enable front line practitioners to demonstrate the value of their service innovations. Presenting the value of providing a CBT service in the workplace in this way is arguably compelling. This case study serves to illustrate the potential that can be realised by augmenting the skillset of front line practitioners who already have the clinical and service know-how with the skills to demonstrate economic value. These practitioners are equipped to lead service transformation that is not only clinically effective, but economically sound.
Mental Health Practice. 19, 6, 25-31. doi: 10.7748/mhp.19.6.25.s20Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism softwareConflict of interest
Received: 08 January 2015
Accepted: 25 October 2015
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