Take Time to Talk is a free and confidential NHS service for people aged 18 and over who are registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queens Park and Paddington. We provide a range of psychological therapies and support to help you feel better if you’re anxious, depressed, stressed or worried. You can self refer below.
What does self refer mean?
Self refer is where you sign up to receive the help and support you want and need. You can sign up by clicking on the self refer button and filling in and submitting the form. This is the most direct way of referring in, if you’d prefer to speak to your GP about your needs first, you can – it’s completely up to you. View a map of all applicable GP surgeries relevant to Take Time to Talk.
What happens next?
Once we have received your form we will give you a call to talk about your needs; this usually happens within three working days of us receiving and processing your form. Although we can offer some appointments within a week of receiving your form, our average waiting time is 17 days.
We are not able to provide immediate support in an emergency. If you require urgent help please contact your GP or your local Accident & Emergency Department, or outside office hours call the Urgent Advice Line on 0800 0234 650.
If you have a history of serious mental health issues, it is possible that we are not best suited to help and may need to discuss this further with you and suggest you speak to your GP for further advice.
If you have significant difficulties with alcohol or recreational drugs please call 020 8960 5599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (north of Notting Hill Gate & Holland Park) or call 020 3315 5800 or email email@example.com (south of Notting Hill Gate & Holland Park) – our psychological therapies are only recommended when these problems have been adequately addressed.
Through completing this form you are consenting to have this information stored confidentially on a secure database, separate from your GP’s system and for your GP to be informed of your contact with us.