Self-Referral Services & Patient Information

Medical Problems

For information about your problem or medical condition, access information via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ or https://patient.info

Mental Health

To refer yourself for counselling or therapy such as CBT or online therapy, please visit the Leeds Mental Wellbeing website:

https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/leeds-mental-wellbeing-service/home/

To refer yourself for help with alcohol or drug addiction, please visit the Forward Leeds website:

https://www.forwardleeds.co.uk/ or call them on 01138872477

To find out about other local support teams please visit the mindwell website:

https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/ or alternatively ask a receptionist to book you into a “healthy minds” consultation.

Mental health support for men https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/services/mend/ and https://andysmanclub.co.uk

Social Prescribing is a way of linking individuals with a range of local community services to improve social, emotional and mental wellbeing. To access our Social Prescribing service for people in Leeds refer yourself via

https://www.commlinks.co.uk/?service=linking-leeds or call them on 0113 336 7612

For support and counselling following a bereavement, refer yourself to Cruse via: https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/yorkshire-and-humber/leeds

Social / Non-medical support

The citizens advice bureau offers free support and advice about wide range of subjects, including Benefits, Tax Credits, debt, housing and employment.

https://citizensadviceleeds.org.uk/ or call them on 08082787878

Support for carers https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/

To access local help for the homeless, visit: https://streetsupport.net/leeds/advice/

To access local help for asylum seekers, visit: https://lassn.org.uk/

Older Adults and Dementia

For support and advice for people living with dementia, please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

If you or your relative is requiring more help at home, please contact Leeds adult social care to access help and support:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/adult-social-care/how-to-get-adult-social-care-and-support or call them on 0113 222 4401.

Seacroft Friends and Crossgates Good Neighbourhood scheme offer befriending and activities for those who are socially isolated in Seacroft https://www.seacroftfriends.org.uk/ and Crossgates https://crossgatesgns.org.uk/.

Sexual Health

To refer yourself for a sexual health check-up, please visit the Leeds sexual health website:

https://leedssexualhealth.com/ or call them on 0113 392 0333.

To have an implant or coil fitted or removed, please visit the Leeds sexual health website:

https://leedssexualhealth.com/ or call them on 0113 392 0333.

To refer yourself for free emergency contraception, you can either visit a sexual health pharmacy (list available via https://leedssexualhealth.com/professional-area/sexual-health-pharmacies ) or contact the Leeds sexual health website as above.

To refer yourself for a termination of pregnancy, please contact BPAS via https://www.bpas.org/clinics/bpas-leeds/ or MARIE STOPES via https://www.mariestopes.ie/our-clinics/leeds-centre/

For help and support after rape please visit: https://supportafterrapeleeds.org.uk/

Midwife and Antenatal Care

To refer yourself to a midwife, please contact the Seacroft community team via https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/leeds-maternity-care/meet-the-team/seacroft-new-page/ or call them on 07557191681.

For support after losing a baby, visit: https://www.sands.org.uk/usefullinks

Children and Young People

If a child or young person is needing help with their mental health, please consider the following resources:

https://www.kooth.com/ an anonymous online counselling and wellbeing platform

https://www.themarketplaceleeds.org.uk/ available for 11-25 year olds in Leeds. They offer a range of services including one to one support, counselling, group-work and drop-in sessions.

General Wellbeing

For support and advice to stop smoking, with weight loss (including a free 12 week course), exercise and diet visit One You Leeds via https://oneyouleeds.co.uk/

Support for the BAME community https://www.leeds.gov.uk/adult-social-care/bame-health-and-wellbeing-hub

Joint and musculoskeletal problems

For self-guided exercises to help with knee, ankle, foot, back or neck pain visit versus arthritis via https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/healthcare-professionals/training-and-education-resources/useful-resources/exercise-sheets-for-your-patients/

For joint or back pain, book directly into a NHS physiotherapist by calling call reception and asking to be referred to “physio-first”.

Bladder, bowel or incontinence issues

For help with incontinence or stoma problems, complete a self-referral to the CUCs team (continence, urology and colorectal team). They can assess and prescribe products such as continence pads. Access via https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/continence-urology-and-colorectal-cucs/



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