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Referrals and self-referrals

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. 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.

Rephael House

We provide a professional therapeutic service for a cross section of the community, including a bespoke robust in-school therapy service. Alongside our comprehensive range of services, we also offer a free CAMHS funded Hertfordshire service for anyone that lives within the Hatfield and Welwyn area. This service is for young people aged between 13 – 19 years.
020 8440 9144

Tilehouse Counselling

Tilehouse Counselling exists to provide professional counselling and therapeutic group work for adults and young people.
01462 440244

Mind in Mid Herts

We are a local, innovative and experienced mental health provider for people aged 16 years and over. We support positive mental health working across three themes; prevention, social support and recovery. We understand everyone’s needs are different and work in a person-centred way to ensure the people of Hertfordshire’s mental health is supported and respected so that nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.
03303 208100

Youth Talk

We provide free, confidential counselling to 13-25 year olds and since 1997 thousands of young people have trusted us to help them. We have a vital vision and mission and are guided by our values in all that we do
01727 868684

Services for Young People

Services for Young People is part of Hertfordshire County Council and provides youth work projects, information, advice, guidance, work-related learning and wider support for young people in Hertfordshire
0300 123 7538

Arts On Prescription

Arts on Prescription offers courses in the arts for those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other conditions affecting mental wellbeing. Studies have shown that taking part in an arts activity has a positive influence on mental health and general wellbeing. It can increase self-confidence, reduce feelings of isolation and give those involved a sense of personal achievement.

Wellbeing Service

If you are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire and are over 16 and feel that you would benefit from counselling there is a method to self refer to be able to speak to someone who can help you with any difficulties you may be experiencing.

Sexual Health Hertfordshire

Advice and information, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Trichomoniasis, Herpes, Warts, Hepatitis and HIV Rapid HIV testing. Advice and Information All methods of contraception (excluding the vaginal ring) Please note, there is a 6 week wait for a routine coil procedure appointment. Emergency Contraception Pregnancy Testing Free Condoms Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).
0300 008 5522


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.