talking Mental Health Derbyshire Self-refer: before you refer yourself, please read our 'Interested in having talking therapy?' section

This section has information and questionnaires to help you decide if a referral is needed, or if self-help might be a better option for you. If you have questions for us after reading any of the information on the website, or about completing the referral form, then please see our contact details below:

Information for all IAPT Talking Therapy providers in Derbyshire can be found on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Website

Making a referral online

If you wish to refer to the service via our online webform, please make a selection from the options below.

I am a healthcare professional

Before referring a service user to Talking Mental Health Derbyshire, we ask that you take a few moments to read our 'Information for Professionals' page which describes our guidelines for referring to the service and lists the conditions which we can and cannot treat.

Once you are familiar with our guidelines, please fill in our 'referral form for healthcare professionals', completing as much information as you can as this will help us determine the most appropriate care for the patient.

Please be aware that Talking Mental Health Derbyshire is unable to accept referrals for patients under 16 years of age.

If you are seeking psychological support for someone under the age of 16 then this should be discussed with the patient's GP who can arrange for a referral to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Alternatively, Kooth offer support for children aged between 11 and 18 (or up to 25 for those in care) via message boards and online chats.
The Mix also offers help to those under the age of 25 who may require help with their mental health, among other challenges they may be facing.

I am a friend / relative

We understand that making the initial steps to get help can be difficult and we are sometimes approached by friends of relatives wishing to refer on behalf of somebody else. While we are happy to accept referrals from a third party, we do require consent from the person being referred that they are happy for us to take and store their information if given by a friend of relative on their behalf.

If you wish to refer somebody else to our service, we recommend calling the admin team on 0300 123 0542 before 4:45pm from Monday to Friday with the person you wish to refer present with you.

The person you are referring will need to give verbal consent to us taking a referral for them from yourself. Once they have confirmed that they are happy for us to speak to you on their behalf then we can take their information over the phone.

Please be aware that Talking Mental Health Derbyshire is unable to accept referrals for patients under 16 years of age.

If you are seeking psychological support for someone under the age of 16 then this should be discussed with the patient's GP who can arrange for a referral to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Alternatively, Kooth offer support for children aged between 11 and 18 (or up to 25 for those in care) via message boards and online chats.
The Mix also offers help to those under the age of 25 who may require help with their mental health, among other challenges they may be facing.

I am under 16 years of age

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire is unable to accept referrals for patients under 16 years of age.

If you are seeking psychological support for yourself or a person under the age of 16 then this should be discussed with the patient's GP who can arrange for a referral to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Alternatively, Kooth offer support for children aged between 11 and 18 (or up to 25 for those in care) via message boards and online chats.
The Mix also offers help to those under the age of 25 who may require help with their mental health, among other challenges they may be facing.

I am over the age of 16

Please click on the banner below to access our self-referral form.

Please only fill this form in if you are referring yourself. If you wish to refer another person to our service, please see the drop-down section above this one.

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If you are unable to complete our online form for any reason, you can also call us on 0300 123 0542.

If you have referred to us recently but haven't yet heard back, please call us on 0300 123 0542 or e-mail us at dhcft.talking@nhs.net.

Call us

If you are unable to complete our online referral form for any reason, you can call us on 0300 123 0542 between the hours of 9:00am and 4:45pm. Our phone lines can be busy however if you do not get through, voicemails can be left during our office hours. Please leave your name, contact number and the reason you are calling and a member of our admin team will contact you back to assist you.

Send in our referral leaflet

If you have a copy of our referral leaflet, you may send this to us either by e-mail or post.

Emaildhcft.talking@nhs.net

Office address:
Talking Mental Health Derbyshire
Ilkeston Resource Centre
Ilkeston Community Hospital
Heanor Road
Ilkeston
DE7 8TL

If you do not have one, you can download a copy of our self-referral leaflet from our website.


Can't wait?

If you are feeling distressed, anxious or would like advice in a mental health crisis you may seek support from the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust mental health support line by dialling 0800 028 0077, available 24 hours a day. You may also call your GP surgery or 111 when you require support for your mental health if there is no immediate danger to your safety or the safety of others. 
Please call 999 or visit A&E in medical emergencies and life-threatening situations only, for example if you have taken an overdose or need urgent medical attention. In addition, the following helpline numbers offer confidential, emotional support:

  • Samaritans: 116 123 (free, available 24 hours a day)
  • SANELine: 0300 304 7000 (from 4:30pm to 10:30pm)
  • Mind: 0300 123 3393
  • Support Line: 01708 765200
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