Self-Referrals Information Page

Over the past few years the way referrals can be made have changed a lot.  There are plenty of services now available were it is no longer required for you to be directly referred by you GP. 

NHS Merseycare, Talking Therapies:

We provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking therapy, to help people with common mental health problems such as feeling stressed, feeling low in mood (depressed) or very nervous (anxiety).

This free and confidential talking therapy service is available to adults aged 16 or over who are registered with a Liverpool GP.

More information can be found on the NHS Talking Therapies website.

We are not an emergency service

If you are in need of urgent help with your mental health, click below:

Referral Form (

*Urgent help in a crisis*

If you or a loved one are having a mental health crisis, you can call a local NHS mental health helpline for 24-hour advice and support:

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

You can call for yourself, your child, your parent or someone you care for.

If someone's life is at risk or they cannot be kept safe, call 999 or go to A&E.


Podiatry Service: 

If you live in Liverpool, the Podiatry service is provided from community sites in addition to patients own homes, residential and care homes. For an assessment appointment, please download the application form, complete it and email 

Alternatively, you can complete a paper referral at the Surgery and return for sending.

Download the Liverpool Podiatry Service leaflet for a list of clinics to keep.


Trans Support Service (TSS) self referral:

The service is only available to people who are resident in Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley.

Visit the link to complete the form: Trans Support Service (TSS) self referral :: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Alternatively, if you would prefer to complete the form by telephone, please call the service on 0151 247 6555 and they will arrange a time for a Trans Support Service therapist to call you.


Liverpool CAMHS:

Parents/Carers can now self refer their child to CAMHS.  By clicking on the following link, this will redirect you to the CAMHS website, where you will be able to find plenty of resources and a video explaining how to refer. Make a referral to Liverpool CAMHS - Liverpool CAMHS


Specsavers Home eye tests: 

Specsavers are now offering home visits eye test for housebound patients.  Click the link below for more information:

Home eye tests | Specsavers UK

*Please check back for any updates of service providers you can self-refer to*