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Self Referral

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.


Mindsmatter: Self-referral is for everyone aged 16 or over and registered with a GP covered by Mindsmatter.

Healthy Young Minds

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don't have to struggle with difficult feelings alone. If you have harmed yourself or think someone else may have, call 999.
0800 953 0110 24 hours, 7 days a week

Carers Information

n-compass delivers the services in North and Central Lancashire and the services in the East are delivered by Carers Link Lancashire.
0345 688 7113 option 2


The Podiatry Department delivers high quality assessment and treatment of the foot. All podiatrists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are supported by foot care assistants.
0300 247 0011

Blackpool and Lancashire Sexual Health Services

We provide expert advice, guidance and treatment on all aspects of sexual health. This includes sexually transmitted infections, HIV and contraception such as pills, injections, implants and coils.
0300 1234 154


We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. 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

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.