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Self Referral

Self-Referral is for everyone aged 16 or over and registered with a GP covered by Mindsmatter,

Self-Referral is for everyone aged 18 or over and registered with a GP covered by First Step

Mindsmatter teams and contact details - First Step teams and contact details

Please consult your GP to find your local IAPT service if you are not from these areas. 

If you are a health professional and you would like to make a referral, please contact the local team.

From 1 November 2019, Mindsmatter stopped providing the IAPT service for residents of St Helens. If you are a resident of St Helens, please click here to Think Wellbeing. This will take you to the referral page for the North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust's IAPT service.

When I self refer what happens next?

For referrals to Lancashire, once your referral has been accepted by your local team, they will then be in touch to book your assessment. We usually do the assessment over the telephone. If you think that you will struggle speaking on the phone, please let us know when we contact you to discuss an alternative appointment.

For South Cumbria referrals, once the form has been posted please allow 5 working days then ring 0300 555 0345 during normal working hours to book a telephone assessment appointment. Failure to contact the service within 10 days of day of submission will result in this questionnaire becoming invalid.