The English National Health Service (NHS) is preparing for a surge in mental health referrals by training more staff to provide “talking therapy.” About 2,900 trainees are starting courses within the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program, which provides talk therapy. During 2019, the English NHS had only 1,900 trainees. Additionally, former NHS psychological staff are being asked to consider returning to front line roles. NHS England said it hoped to boost the number of advanced clinical practitioners, psychiatrists, and mental health nurses over the next few months. Across England, more than one million people have . . .