Primary Care Mental Health
The primary care mental health teams offer assessment and short-term psychological treatment and support for anyone over the age of 17 in Leeds. There is no upper age limit to access the service.
The service is for people with common mental health problems such as:
• Anxiety and panic attacks
• Difficulty coping with life events
The service is provided in partnership with three voluntary sector organisations - Leeds Counselling, Touchstone and Community Links. Click here for our information leaflet. Treatment and support can be tailored to individual needs:
- advice and support to use self help materials
- access to computerised cognitive therapy courses
- stress management courses
- evidenced based talking therapy sessions that focus on techniques and strategies to overcome common health problems
- referral to longer term support if needed
The service is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme - see www.iapt.nhs.uk for more details.
There are five NHS teams:
East Leeds: Harehills, Garforth, Kippax, Crossgates and Seacroft
North East Leeds: Chapeltown, Chapel Allerton, Meanwood, Little London, Roundhay, Moor Allerton, Alwoodley and Wetherby
North West Leeds: Hyde Park, Burley, Headingley, Horsforth, Cookridge, Rawdon, Yeadon, Guiseley, Otley and Bramhope
South Leeds: Morley, Rothwell, Beeston, Middleton and Belle Isle
West Leeds : All GP practices in Armley, Bramley, Wortley and Pudsey
You can access the service by visiting your GP or any another health professional involved in your care. Alternatively, you can refer yourself by contacting us on 0113 843 4388.
The average waiting time from referral to first appointment is three to four weeks.
To arrange an appointment or make an enquiry telephone 0113 843 4388 between 8.30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
For information on other mental health services see www.mentalhealthleeds.info
For information about the service user experience and satisfaction with primary care mental health services in Leeds see the report here.
To read more about the Time to Change Leeds campaign, visit http://www.timetochangeleeds.co.uk/