Mental Health Support And Self-Referral

Mental Health Central Access Point (CAP) - 01162953060

The 0116 295 3060 service is for people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before. It also support carers, stakeholders and health and social care professionals looking for information and advice.

Calls are answered by call handlers and triaged by a nurse who will assess the urgency and the caller’s need. If an individual requires an assessment, they will be referred to the appropriate service, such as a community mental health team or LPT’s crisis and home treatment team. The team is also supported by a consultant psychiatrist.

The CAP phone service* is not an emergency service

If you have immediate, serious and life-threatening emergency mental and/or physical health needs, for example if you have taken an overdose or are in imminent danger of physical harm, you should attend A & E or call 999 for the appropriate emergency service.

*Local call rate. Please refer to phone provider for details of charges

VitaMinds IAPT Self Referral

VitaMinds provide psychological assessment and treatment (talking therapies) for common mental health problems, which 1 in 4 of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives. This includes depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) trauma and stress.

You can self refer to VitaMinds by completing the online form below or by calling 0330 094 5535. You must be 16 or over and registered with a GP practice in Leicestershire to be eligible for help from this service.

VitaMinds Online Referral

What will happen once I have completed the online referral?

Once your referral is received VitaMinds will contact you to book you in for a telephone assessment.

Before your first appointment you will be sent some questionnaires (by e-mail or post), you will need to complete these before your appointment.

For more information on this service, please visit the VitaHealthGroup website:

Other Support Available

Information about national, local and online non-urgent mental health support is available on the LPT website

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