GPs

GPs

If your patient does not fall into the below described categories and can complete a self-referral and opt-in, please encourage them to refer themselves on this website: https://slam-iapt.nhs.uk/lambeth/how-to-make-an-appointment/ or call us on 020 3228 6747 to arrange their assessment appointment. Please note that we are an opt in service so unless the individual is unable to opt in we will wait for them to contact us.

If the person you are referring is unable to opt in themselves because of, for example, their language or a disability, please complete our professionals referral form and indicate that there and we will make the appropriate arrangements to contact them.

You can also use the form to advise us of any additional information—like risk or mental health history—that might be useful.

To discuss a referral

Part of our role is to assess clients’ suitability for our service and we may direct the referral elsewhere before assessment. Please make sure your client is aware of this. You can find our inclusion and exclusion criteria here: Lambeth Talking Therapies inclusion and exclusion criteria – updated

Please contact us to discuss referrals if:

  • You are a GP and want to ask any questions about a referral
  • You are a non-GP professional working with a client
  • You are unsure about what our service offers and whether we are able to support a client
  • You would like some general advice about services in the area

We will do our best to indicate whether we are likely to be able to offer any therapy within our team. If not, we will aim to provide you with some recommendations of alternative NHS services or community resources which may be more suited to the needs of your client. We will aim to get back to you within 5 working days, our working hours are weekdays between 9-5 only.

Please mention specifically if your client has a history of or is currently experiencing any of the following:

  • History of psychosis
  • Diagnosis of Bipolar 1 or 2
  • Diagnosis of a personality disorder
  • Diagnosis of an eating disorder
  • History of drug or alcohol dependency
  • Has been seen by a specialist mental health service within the last 12 months
  • Has been seen by Integrated Psychological Service (IPTT) within the last 12 months
  • Seeking specific treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder or
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Has no access to public funds

To discuss a referral with us please contact by completing our template email. (slam.nhs.uk email addresses meet NHS Digital secure email standard DB1596 and are suitable for sending information from other secure services including nhs.net addresses.) If, following discussion, we think we can support the client in question, you will be asked to complete the referral form. You can complete it online or send it via email.