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.
Talking Therapies Berkshire
If you need mental health support in the first instance, please contact Talking Therapies. Our friendly service offers support if you’re aged 17 and over, and coping with challenges like depression, stress, anxiety or phobias. Our teams are available for contact 8am to 8pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 6pm on Friday. You can email us at any time, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
0300 365 2000 (calls charged at local rate)
Safe Sex Berkshire
Sexual and reproductive health services in Berkshire provide free and confidential sexual health services including information on all types of contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment and emergency contraception to all women who require it. Our services are confidential, non-judgemental and for people of all genders and orientations for everything sexual health related.
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
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