Referrals to LYPFT services
Urgent referrals to the Crisis Assessment Service (CAS)
The Leeds Crisis Assessment Service (CAS) is a city-wide acute mental health service run by Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust (LYPFT).
The CAS offers assessment to people, 18 years and over, who are experiencing acute mental health problems that may pose a risk to themselves and/or others and require an assessment that day or within the next 72 hours.
The CAS is based at The Becklin Centre and all referrals for this service should go through the Single Point of Access (SPA) Team who can be contacted on 0300 300 1485 (open 24 hours a day)..
You can find out more about this service on the LYPFT website.
Non-urgent referrals to LYPFT services
Referrals to the following Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust (LYPFT) services are made through the Single Point of Access (SPA) team. Tel 0300 300 1485. Download a generic SPA referral form.
Aspire (Leeds Early Intervention in Psychosis Service) - you can also refer directly to the service through an Aspire referral form on the Community Links website.
The following services have their own referral forms and contact details. Check specific web pages for more information.
Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT) - referral is through the SPA through service referral form.
CONNECT: The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Adult Eating Disorders Service - referrals can be made by GPs or other mental health professionals. The 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). CONNECT also run a monthly carers group.
Perinatal Service - 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.
Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (VMH TILS) - referrals can be made by GPs, other professionals, relatives, friends or by self-referral through Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. 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'.