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NHS Self Referral

Refer yourself to your area mental health team without having to see your GP

If you prefer, talk to your GP and they can refer you.

Psychological therapies services are also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services.

When you self refer, someone from the psychological therapies service will get in touch. They'll ask about the problems you're having.

The service will recommend a therapy for you. The therapy will depend on what problems you're experiencing and how severe they are.

They will also tell you how long you'll wait for your first therapy session. Psychological therapies are offered in different ways. For example, using a self-help workbook, as an online course, one to one or in a group.