The technology described in this briefing is Velibra. It is an online programme designed to treat generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder or social anxiety disorder. The scope for this briefing is to consider the use of Velibra to treat social anxiety disorder in a therapist-guided model of care, in adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, for the NHS England evaluation of digitally enabled psychological therapies for IAPT.
The IAPT expert panel did not recommend Velibra, to general anxiety disorder, for the evaluation in practice phase of the NICE and NHS England IAPT assessment programme. The panel concluded that Velibra did not match the eligibility criterion of having content that mirrors the NICE recommended psychological therapy for social anxiety disorder.