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What we do and how to contact us

Plymouth Options are part of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program and offer brief evidenced based psychological therapies for people experiencing common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression.

We offer stepped care treatment, which means we offer the lowest appropriate intervention first.


How can I access the service?

If you are 16 years and over and registered with a Plymouth GP there are a number of ways that you can access the different services that Plymouth Options provide. You can self-refer via the following:

Complete this referral form

Telephone: 01752 435419

Alternatively you can talk to your GP or other health and social care professionals who are able to send a referral on your behalf.

What happens next?

Once we have received your referral one of our clinicians will review your information and contact you by your preferred method with the available treatment options. If we need any further details or clarity on the information you have provided then we may contact you to arrange a brief triage assessment call.

The initial treatment option offered may be either one of our psycho-educational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses or our online CBT program which many people find are enough to help them through their current difficulties. In some instances you may require more specific treatment, which could include one-to-one work with a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) or therapist.

Please note Plymouth Options is not an acute service so is not suitable for people:

– Who are a high risk to themselves or others, such as current risk of suicide or serious self-harm that requires medical attention

– Already undertaking another form of psychological therapy i.e. counselling or therapy from another person/service

– Who misuse or are addicted to substances such as alcohol or recreational drugs

– Who have current severe or enduring mental health needs requiring specialist services

–  People who have anger problems without signs of anxiety and depression

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