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Ieso is an online course using instant messaging for people with mental health problems. The confidential service puts you in touch with a therapist trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. The therapy is by text so you can review your sessions at any time.



Ieso is for people with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias and stress.

Find out if Ieso is available as a free NHS treatment in your area.

You can connect to the service from any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access.

Ieso uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you change the way you think and feel about things.

You will be matched with a therapist who will contact you to introduce themselves and arrange your first appointment. 

Appointments are either 30 or 60 minutes long and can be scheduled for any time of the day, including evenings and weekends. 

The length of your treatment depends on your needs. You can expect to have between four and 12 therapy sessions.  

You may have more or less than this – your therapist will give you an idea of what to expect after your initial appointment.

Use of the tools / apps presented in this library are not intended to be a substitute for a consultation with a healthcare professional. It is up to you to contact a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health. See our full disclaimer here.