Apathy, depression and anxiety - useful resources
Find out more about organisations that can help you support a person with dementia who has apathy, depression or anxiety.
Apathy, depression and anxiety
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP can help people find an accredited CBT therapist. It can give them a list of CBT therapists in their local area.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
The BACP represents counsellors and psychotherapists. It can give people information about counselling and psychotherapy services, including a list of counsellors and psychotherapists in their local area. It can also advise people about what to look for in a therapist.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
The BPS has a list of clinical and counselling psychologists who offer private therapy services.
The Counselling Directory website includes a searchable database of counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional organisation. It also has information about how talking therapies may help.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC keeps a register of health and care professionals who meet certain standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. You can search the register to check whether a named psychologist is included, as well as make complaints about registered professionals.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
IAPT is an NHS programme of services for therapies that are approved for depression and anxiety by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It is only available in England. You can search for IAPT services in your area at www.nhs.uk/service-search and search for ‘IAPT’.
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation is a charity that promotes good mental health. It has information on a range of different areas and support.
Mind is a charity that offers information and advice on all aspects of mental health. It provides a range of support services through local Mind associations.
Relate offers relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families in England and Wales. It provides advice and support by phone, face-to-face and through its website. For Relate in Northern Ireland see www.relateni.org or call 028 9032 3454.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
020 7014 9955
The UK Council for Psychotherapy is a UK professional body for psychotherapists and counsellors. The website includes a searchable register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.
Last reviewed: October 2019
Next review due: October 2022
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Dr Rebecca Poz, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, and Miguel Vasconcelos Da Silva, Research Nurse, Care Home Research Network (CHRN), King’s College London
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