There are many ways to find help in Leeds without visiting your GP – have a look through the options on the last page for ideas. But if those don’t feel right for you, or you need help finding the right support, you can talk to a GP.
GPs are trained and experienced in supporting people with their mental health and regularly see people experiencing mental health problems. Around one third of all GP appointments are related to mental health.
Some GP practices in Leeds have their own mental health practitioners who will consult with patients instead of a GP. The staff at your surgery will advise you if this is the case.
Some specialised services are only available through a GP referral, such as for some eating disorders or concerning gender identity. It is necessary to talk to a GP before accessing these more specialised services. Many of these consultations are via telephone or video nowadays, but you can ask for a face-to-face consultation.