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

Standard tools

Choice and medication

Medication A-Z Leeds

Depression meds comparison chart

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 platforms – Side by SideTogetherall

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

See Mental Health Services Directory for other support

Anxiety

Referral to Leeds Mental WeIlbeing Service

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

NICE pathway – General anxiety disorder (GAD) identification

NICE pathway – Social anxiety identification

MindWell section – anxiety and feeling worried

MindWell self-help resources – anxiety

MindWell self-help resources – relaxation and breathing techniques

MindWell – 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 – bereavement or loss

MindWell self-help resources – bereavement

Support for 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 – childhood abuse

MindWell self-help resources – child sexual abuse

Local and national support – child sexual abuse

Crime – practical & emotional support

See Mental Health Services Directory

Delirium

NICE pathway- Delirium indicators

Dementia

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) – Dementia

Leeds Dementia Pathway

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

Depression

Referral to Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) – Depression

NICE pathway – Depression identification questions

MindWell section – depression

MindWell self-help resources – depression

MindWell self-help resources – relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

MindWell – quick self-help

Depression – antenatal and postnatal

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

NICE pathway – Postnatal health

MindWell section – pregnancy and becoming a 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

Perinatal Mental Health Service – referrals of women experiencing significant mental health difficulties during pregnancy and the first year following a child’s birth can be made directly to the specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service.

Domestic abuse – practical & emotional support

See Mental Health Services Directory

Eating disorders

Referral to CONNECT: The West Yorkshire 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).

LMWS offers therapies for some eating disorders especially bulimia

Eating disorders screening tool

See Mental Health Services Directory for other support

Gambling

Referral to NHS Northern Gambling Support Service which offers specialist therapy to people affected by gambling addiction including family, partners and carers. The service is based at Leeds City Council’s Community Hub at Merrion House and covers the whole of the North of England.

See Mental Health Services Directory for other support

Gender identity

Referral to Gender Identity Service (through service referral form)

See Mental Health Services Directory for other support.

Homelessness

The Mental Health Homeless Team (MHHT) at Leeds City Council provide a dedicated support service for people who are faced with homelessness and who also have mental health problems. Check eligibilty criteria on the MHHT web page. Email the team at mentalhealthhomelessteam@leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 378 2567.

See Mental Health Services Directory for other support.

Insomnia/sleeping problems

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) – Insomnia

MindWell section – sleeping problems

MindWell self-help resources – sleeping problems

MindWell self-help resources – relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

LGBT communities – mental health & emotional support

See Mental Health Services Directory

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Referral to Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

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

Panic attacks

Referral to Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

NICE pathway – Panic disorder identification

MindWell section – panic and panic attacks

MindWell self-help resources – 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

Referral for veterans to LYPFT services

Relationship problems/support for single parents

See Mental Health Services Directory

Rape or sexual violence – mental health & emotional support

See Mental Health Services Directory

Refugees and asylum seekers – mental health, emotional and practical support

See Mental Health Services Directory

Self-harm

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) – Self-harm

Supporting young people who self-harm or feel suicidal (Public Health, Adults and Health Directorate, Leeds CIty Council)

MindWell section – self-harm

MindWell self-help resources – self-harm

Stress

Referral to Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

MindWell section – stress and feeling under pressure

MindWell section – work issues

MindWell self-help resources – stress

MindWell self-help resources – relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing

MindWell – quick self-help

Veterans – mental health, emotional & practical support

Referrals to LYPFT services

See Mental Health Services Directory for other support