This is YOUR money people!

Online Supported Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS

Open future opportunity – This means that the buyer is not yet ready to invite bid applications but early notification has been provided and some dialogue may be possible.

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Contract summary

Industry

Other Services

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)

£21,000,000

Published date

19 March 2015

Approach to market date

10 April 2015

Contract start date

04 January 2016

Contract end date

30 March 2018

Description

The Autumn Statement signalled the Government’s commitment to improving mental health and employment outcomes, building on evidence-based interventions that improve the employment and health prospects for people with common mental health problems. Research suggests that being out of work for long periods of time is damaging to health, social and financial well-being, and the longer someone is off sick, the harder it is for them to get back to work. The Mental Health Taskforce, launched in December 2014 and chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister, has focused interest particularly on mental health and employment. It recognises mental health is a mainstream issue and the Taskforce asked Government Departments to look at developing new policies that would strengthen the support offered to people with mental health conditions. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Department of Health (DH) collaborated to produce a package of measures As a part of these measures, DWP is considering the procurement of online supported Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) provision across the whole of England. This provision is designed to support people with common mental health conditions to prepare for and move into work, with intervention at the earliest possible point in a claim to benefit or access to the Fit for Work service. Specifically we would require a supported service (with for example telephone or live online support or online face-to-face therapy), in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved treatment. We anticipate awarding at least two contracts, lasting for approximately two years from the date of commencement. These contracts are expected to begin in early 2016.

About the buyer

Contact name

Les Eley

Address

DWP 2nd Floor Silvan House

231 Corstorphine Road

Edinburgh

EH12 7AT

Scotland

Telephone

0131 310 1139

Email

les.eley@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Website

www.dwp.gov.uk

Other information

Spend profile

Financial year Budget
2016/2017 £10,500,000
2017/2018 £10,500,000

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided

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11 Responses to This is YOUR money people!

  1. loobitzh says:

    This “Toolkit’ for advisors and work coaches nicely fits in with what they are now planning……

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/216630/response/539088/attach/3/DWP%20EWTK…pdf

    Couldnt make this up…. except…. it seems like history repeating itself….. takes me back to 1984

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  2. Funny they are never short of money for their fruitcake schemes. Years ago I provided admin support for a Mental Handicap/Mental Illness Team. People had very serious problems – genetic/birth damage/vaccine damage/consequences of illness & accidents/serious behavioural problems. If they weren’t really serious problems we didn’t see them. It was during Thatcher’s “care in the community” (throw them on the street and send SWs to chase after them for 1 hour a week). Resources were hugely inadequate even then. So what is going on? Political hi-jacking of resources from genuine need to pursue a political agenda? Is this some loony religious cult ideology that mental illness/handicap is only imaginary, “all in the mind”. State definition of “normal” is what exactly? Passive acceptance of slavery for the common folk. Limitless greed and arrogance from the “ruling” elite? (Sorry for ranting – the Machiavellian mind-twisting games our political class play make me furious).

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