Economic assessment of a workplace cognitive behaviour therapy service

Document Type



Brain and Mind Institute


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.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Mental Health Practice