Economic assessment of a workplace cognitive behaviour therapy service
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Economic assessment of a workplace cognitive behaviour therapy service

David Hitt Cognitive behaviour therapy nurse therapist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff University
Tayyeb Tahir Professor, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Lyndon Davies Specialist nurse practitioner, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Srinivas Lanka Consultant neuropsychiatrist, Cambian Heathers Acquired Brain Injury Centre, West Bromwich
Chih Hoong Sin Director, Office for Public Management
Karen Naya Fellow, Office for Public Management at the time of writing
Ann McMahon Research and innovation manager, Royal College of Nursing

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.s20

Correspondence

david.hitt@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 08 January 2015

Accepted: 25 October 2015