There are a number of acronyms that you may come across, either on our website or in other places. Below is a list of the most common ones (but please do let us know if there are others that should be added!). 

BME/BAME - Black and Minority Ethnic or Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic

CAB - Citizens’ Advice Bureau (now called Citizens’ Advice)

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CIC - Community Interest Company

CNWL - Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

ELFT - East London NHS Foundation Trust

ESF - European Social Fund

IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

LMA - Local Mind Association

LOG - Local Oversight Group

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

PA - Personal Assistant

PETE - Progress to Education, Training and Employment

PDP - Personal Development Plan

SEMH - Severe and Enduring Mental Health 

SEMLEP - South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership

SMI - Severe Mental Illness

SPOA - Single Point of Access

TUPE - Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

USP - Unique Selling Point

VCSE - Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise