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Self Referral

COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, the opening hours and access to these services may differ from what is noted here. Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

First Response Service

Livewell Southwest’s First Response Service is a 24/7 helpline providing advice, support and signposting for people experience mental health difficulties.
0800 923 9323

Plymouth Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
01752 512280

The Zone – Supporting Young People

We are here for you if you need support and advice.
01752 206626

Sexual Health in Plymouth

Sexual Health in Plymouth continues to run an easily accessible NHS abortion service in Plymouth. We encourage patients to contact us direct on 01752 431129 to book their appointment and they do not require a referral.
01752 431124

Weight Management

The Weight Management Service in Plymouth is a specialist service for people who are very overweight and would like support to lose weight.
01752 434623

Plymouth Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

All of our staff are specially trained to support anyone who experienced rape or sexual assault. This could have been recently or in the past. You will always be believed and treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
0300 3034626

NeuroLove

We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044

One You Plymouth

One You Plymouth practitioners provide the support needed to enable you to stop smoking and will be able to continue to offer support until you feel completely confident to remain smoke free.

NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)

We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666

Marie Stopes UK

You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090

Find a psychological therapies service in England

You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP. These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.