Screening and assessment

Below is a list of resources and links that you may find useful during a patient consultation or initial assessment.

Standard tools

PHQ9

GAD7

6CIT

Choice and medication

Medication A-Z Leeds

Anxiety meds comparison chart

Depression meds options

Lester Tool

The Lester Tool is a summary poster to guide health workers to assess the cardiometabolic health of people experiencing psychosis and schizophrenia, enabling staff to deliver safe and effective care to improve the physical health of people with severe mental illness.

Digital tools

NHS Digital Apps Library

Online support including peer support communities

Mental Health Toolkit - Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners - Mental Health Toolkit

A to Z quick links

ADHD

NICE Clinical Knowledge Sumaries (CKS) - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Referral to Adult ADHD Service (through the SPA)

Alcohol and drugs

Referral to Forward Leeds

Local and national support - alcohol, drugs and gambling (Talk to someone)

Local and national support - alcohol, drugs and gambling (Go somewhere for help)

Anxiety

Referral to IAPT

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

NICE pathway - General anxiety disorder (GAD) identification

NICE pathway - Social anxiety identification

MindWell section - I'm experiencing anxiety or worry

MindWell self-help resources - anxiety

MindWell self-help resources - relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

MindWell self-help resources - quick self-help

Autism

Nice pathway - Austim spectrum disorder

Referral to Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) through the SPA

Leeds Autism Diagnosis Service - The Care Pathway

Bereavement

MindWell section - I am experiencing a bereavement or loss

MindWell self-help resources - bereavement

Local and national support - bereavement

Bipolar disorder

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Bipolar disorder

NICE pathway - Bipolar identification for young people

NICE pathway - Bipolar identification for adults

Carers - practical & emotional support

Support for Leeds carers

Child sexual abuse

MindWell section - I was hurt or abused as a child

MindWell self-help resources - child sexual abuse

Local and national support - child sexual abuse

Crime - practical & emotional support

Local and national support for people who have experienced crime

Delirium

NICE pathway- Delirium indicators

Dementia

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Dementia

NICE pathway - Dementia investigations

Leeds Dementia Pathway

Referral to Memory Service, Younger People with Dementia and Memory Support Worker Teams (through the SPA)

Depression

Referral to IAPT

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Depression

NICE pathway - Depression identification questions

MindWell section - I'm feeling low or experiencing depression

MindWell self-help resources - depression

MindWell self-help resources - relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

MindWell self-help resources - quick self-help

Depression - antenatal and postnatal

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)- Depression - antenatal and postnatal

NICE pathway - Postnatal health

MindWell section - I am pregnant or a new parent

MindWell self-help resources - pregnant or new parent

Support for pregnant women and parents-to-be

Support for new mums/parents

Support for new dads/partners

Leeds perinatal pathway and guide for professionals

Referral to Perinatal Team (through service referral form) - referrals of women with significant mental health difficulties during pregnancy and the first year following a child's birth are normally made directly to the specialist perinatal mental health service. Referral to the Perinatal Team is from 12 weeks of pregnancy. Before 12 weeks contact the SPA. Women with long standing mental health needs will usually be managed by the CMHT with the specialist perinatal services providing input as appropriate.

Domestic abuse - practical & emotional support

Local and national support (Talk to someone)

Local and national support (Go somewhere for help)

Eating disorders

Referral to CONNECT: The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Adult Eating Disorders Service - service criteria is for people with moderate to severe Anorexia Nervosa (AN) or Severe Bulimia Nervosa (BN), OR less severe/ atypical eating disorders but the presence of an additional risk factor (such as diabetes, pregnancy, related physical health risks). In addition, the service has an early intervention pathway – FREED; for individuals aged 18-25 with onset of less than 3 years, CONNECT accepts referrals for mild AN and mild/ moderate BN. CONNECT also has a dual diagnosis pathway within the service, for individuals who meet the service criteria, but also experience drug or alcohol dependency (run in partnership with Forward Leeds).

IAPT offers therapies for Bulimia (mild) and Binge Eating Disorder

Eating disorders screening tool

Local and national support (Talk to someone)

Local and national support (Go somewhere for help)

Gender identity

Local and national support - Talk to someone

Local and national support - Go somewhere for help

Referral to Gender Identity Service (through service referral form)

Homelessness

The Mental Health Homeless Team at Leeds City Council provides a dedicated floating support service for people who are faced with homelessness and who also have mental health problems. Professionals and GPs can make a referral to the team by downloading a referral form from their website. Find out more about referral criteria. Email the team at mentalhealthhomelessteam@leeds.gov.ukor call 0113 378 2567.

Insomnia/sleeping problems

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Insomnia

MindWell section - I'm finding it hard to sleep

MindWell self-help resources - sleeping problems

MindWell self-help resources - relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

LGBT communities - mental health & emotional support

Local and national support - Talk to someone

Local and national support - Go somewhere for help

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Referral to IAPT

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Panic attacks

Referral to IAPT

NICE pathway - Panic disorder identification

MindWell section - I'm having panic attacks

Psychosis and schizophrenia

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Psychosis and schizophrenia

Aspire is the Leeds Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, providing support to people aged 14 – 65 who are, or may be, experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Referrals from GPs, practice nurse, counsellors and from concerned family/friends or from the person experiencing difficulties.

PTSD

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

NICE pathway - PTSD indicators

Support for veterans

Relationship problems/support for single parents

Local and national support

Rape or sexual violence - mental health & emotional support

Local and national support (Talk to someone)

Local and national support (Go somewhere for help)

Refugees and asylum seekers - mental health, emotional & practical support

Local and national support (Talk to someone)

Self-harm

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - Self-harm

MindWell section - Do you need information about self-harm?

MindWell self-help resources - self-harm

Stress

Referral to IAPT

MindWell section - I'm feeling stressed

MindWell section - Work issues (includes information about work-related stress)

MindWell self-help resources - stress

MindWell self-help resources - relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

MindWell self-help resources - quick self-help

Veterans - mental health, emotional & practical support

Referrals to Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (VMH TILS) Referrals to the Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service - North of England (VMH CTS) run by LYPFT is through VMH TILS.

Download leaflet 'NHS mental health care for veterans'.

Support for veterans

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