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Online mental healthcare. Passionate about the NHS.

ieso treats tens of thousands of NHS patients with common mental health problems every year. Our high recovery rates are driven by our research, improving the precision of our assessment and treatment.

NHS Partners

Some of our NHS Partners

Treating more NHS patients to recovery faster and at a lower cost

Our service helps to deliver higher recovery rates, treat more patients more quickly and reduce the cost of treatment. Here’s how we
measure up:

Better outcomes than national IAPT average
67% recovery rate in 2020 vs national target of 50%
Shorter wait time than IAPT
3-4 days vs NHS average of 35
Cost reduction for IAPT services
£525 against an NHS full economic cost of £1,416 and £2,895 per recovered patient

How we serve the NHS

We provide a fully managed online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service to over 40 CCGs. We treat Step 2, Step 3 and Step 3+ patients, via IAPT or self-referral.

Increase treatment capacity
Get patients into treatment quickly
Access hard-to-reach patients
Boost recovery rates
Gain out of hours capacity
Reduce waiting lists by 30%
Provide patients with a world-class experience
Improve IAPT therapy service with our digital tools

Partnering with a fully managed service

As a leading digital mental healthcare provider, ieso doesn't just deliver therapy; we deliver treatment quickly with good clinical outcomes by integrating with you at every level. Discover how ieso can easily integrate with your service to help treat your patients back to good mental health:

Partnering with a fully managed IAPT compliant service


“ieso has enabled us to meet our targets for the first time in history.”
“ieso's ease of access via typed or video therapy breaks down barriers to entering treatment, and the increasing precision with which we can assess and treat improves every patient's chance of recovery.”
Stephen Freer, EVP Clinical, ieso
“Our priority is about giving patients the choice to select a treatment they feel will work for them, while also ensuring mental healthcare is easily accessible and available to all that need it”
Mental Health Project Manager, West Kent CCG
“Help when you need it most. I was at the end of my tether, going through issues that nearly drove me to the brink. ieso helped me through a lot of mental anguish with a professional and caring approach.”
Mr S., NHS patient treated via ieso

ieso mental healthcare service in numbers

Patients treated
Entering treatment within 6 weeks
600 +
Therapy hours

Why 95% patients would recommend ieso to their family and friends

Patients have rated us Excellent on Trustpilot and you can read our 500+ reviews here.


Option of typed therapy means completely privacy

No waiting

Start treatment straight away, no long wait

Flexible appointments

Appointments available 6am-11pm, Mondays to Sundays

Low bandwidth

ieso platform does not require a fast internet connection for typed therapy

Session records for life

Patients can review all their therapy sessions records forever

Let’s improve mental health care together

3 Min Read
20 May 2022

ieso is very pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Hurley as EVP Clinical

2 Min Read
25 Mar 2022

ieso were delighted to not only be support partners of the HSJ Partnership Awards ceremony but also shortlisted finalists for 'Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS' with Dorset HealthCare

2 Min Read
12 Jan 2022

ieso, in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, have been shortlisted for “Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS” at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022

5 Min Read
23 Nov 2021

UK innovator closes Series B financing to develop AI-enabled, evidence-based digital therapeutics built on the world's largest mental health treatment data set

3 Min Read
22 Nov 2021

ieso's mood and symptom checker asks How Are Things? and creates an evidence-based report from a psychological wellbeing professional to give users a clearer picture of their mental health

6 Min Read
4 Nov 2021

ieso reflects on the legacy of Dr Aaron Beck, the highly respected and pioneering neurologist who developed CBT treatment, who died this week at the age of 100

2 Min Read
5 Oct 2021

Our ambition is to not only provide world-class therapy, it’s to transform mental healthcare around the world

3 Min Read
13 Sep 2021

Jeremy Cripps, a Chartered Psychologist and UK Clinical Lead at ieso, shares his lived experience of mental health. In an interview with Ian Florence, he delves deeper into his self-disclosure

ieso granted U.S. patent for use of AI and tech to improve mental health provision
4 Min Read
29 Jun 2021

ieso announced June 29 that is has been granted a new patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Study shows depression subtypes linked to varying recovery rates
3 Min Read
19 May 2021

Five subtypes of depression have been identified in new research from the University of Sheffield and ieso.

2 Min Read
11 May 2021

Marie Claire have published a complete guide to online therapy: what it is, its benefits and some resources to help people get started on learning to challenge thoughts that may be causing distress

Largest ever analysis of digital mental health conversations
3 Min Read
22 Mar 2021

ieso's new study has analysed the largest available set of digital mental health conversations in relation to Covid-19 over the past 12 months.

3 Min Read
12 Feb 2021

Read what health care professionals and patient advocates think of How Are Things?, and where they see it fitting in the patient journey...

Digital providers unite to support global mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
3 Min Read
11 Feb 2021

Digital providers and experts from over 20 countries have gathered a staggering number of insights about mental health during the pandemic from potentially upwards of 50 million users worldwide.

3 Min Read
9 Dec 2020

The much anticipated second wave of coronavirus cases was thought to bring with it a rise in mental health difficulties.

Meet your dedicated ieso team

Dr Louise Marshall

Director of Mental Health Sciences

Dr Ana Catarino​

Director of Clinical Science

Dr Ronan Cummins

Director of AI Research

Dr Michael Ewbank

Senior Scientist

Dr Andy Blackwell

Group Chief Science & Strategy Officer

Dr Valentin Tablan

Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

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3 Min Read
12 Sep 2022

ieso shortlisted for celebrated OBN Award for Most Transformative Digital Healthcare Company

2 Min Read
15 Aug 2022

ieso's Dr Ana Catarino named as one of Business Insider's 30 under 40 in Healthcare for 2022

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02 Aug 2022

ieso’s Group Chief Science and Strategy Officer, Dr Andy Blackwell features in pharmaphorum's article “Beyond the pill in an outcome-based world”

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