Urgent referrals

If you are a health or other professional wishing to refer someone urgently into our services, please complete a Single Point of Access (SPA) referral form. You can find details of how to do this below.

If you are an existing service user or a member of the public looking for urgent help for you or someone you know, please visit our Help in a Crisis page.

What should I do if there is an immediate risk?

If you have concerns for your mental state or that of someone else and you feel there is an immediate and serious danger to yourself or another person:

  • call 999 immediately for an ambulance or the police
  • or you can also call 111 when you need medical advice fast but it’s not a 999 emergency

 

Urgent professional referrals

Our Single Point of Access (SPA) Team provides an access point for referrals to our specialist mental health services.

They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To make an urgent referral with a same day response please contact the team by telephone on Freephone 0800 183 1485. You will be able to speak to an administrator who will take the referral details.

Non-urgent mental health referrals

Referrals for mental health services

To make a non-urgent mental health referral please complete a SPA Referral Form.

To make a non-urgent referral to the Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) service we ask that the professional please complete our ADHD referrer form. We also ask that the service user completes our ADHD service user form.

To make a non-urgent referral to the Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) please complete our LADS referral form.

To make a non-urgent referral to the Younger People with Dementia Service please complete the Younger People with Dementia referral form. You can find more information about how to refer on the service website page.

Please send all completed referral forms either:

  • By email to referral.lypft@nhs.net
  • Or post to Referral Administration Office, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, The Becklin Centre, Alma Street, Leeds, LS97BE.

Please ensure that the service being referred to is ticked on the form. Contact the SPA by phone if you are unsure which service you require.

Please be aware that any information sent via email that isn’t from a secure email address such as nhs.net is at risk and as such should be encrypted.

You can find out more about document encryption in our Safe Haven Guidance.

SPA no longer accept urgent referrals via email or post. Please ensure that all urgent referrals are called through to the team on Freephone 0800 183 1485.

The SPA Team no longer accepts any referrals by fax.

Read a glossary of our services

 

Non-urgent learning disability referrals

Referrals for learning disability services

Referrals for learning disability services at our Trust go through our Single Point of Access (SPA) Team. More details on our Trust’s services are available on our services pages.

You can make a referral by either telephone, email or post:

  • to make a referral by telephone, please contact the Referral Administrator on Freephone 0800 183 1485
  • to make a referral by email, please download, complete and return CLDT Referral Form (updated august 2021) using secure email such as an nhs.net address to referral.lypft@nhs.net*
  • to make a referral by post, please download, complete and return CLDT Referral Form (updated august 2021) to the Referral Administration Office, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, The Becklin Centre, Alma Street, Leeds, LS9 7BE

The SPA Team email inbox is not continually monitored, for referrals that require an immediate response please call the team on Freephone 0800 183 1485.

The SPA Team no longer accepts referrals by fax.

Please be aware any information sent via email that isn’t from a secure email address such as an nhs.net address is at risk and as such should be encrypted.

You can find out more about document encryption in our Safe Haven Guidance.

Read our leaflet about learning disability referrals

Read our eligibility criteria for learning disability referrals