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Self Referral

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

Sexual Health for all East London

More information about confidential sexual health services across all of East London.
Emergencies: 020 7377 7307

Docklands Outreach

Docklands Outreach is health and preventative support agency providing practical and therapeutic support to children (3-13 years old) and young (12-21 years old) living in Tower Hamlets, on a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. These can range from low mood, depression, anxiety, self-harm, to young people effected by racism, family difficulties, identity, culture, alcohol or substance misuse.
020 7538 1601

Step Forward

Free & confidential services for all young people aged 11-25, living in & around Tower Hamlets, East London
020 7739 3082

MIND in Tower Hamlets

MIND is a national mental health charity with a local branch, offering advice, support and talking therapy for mental health problems.

Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies

Offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist self-management skills to help you feel better.


We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044

NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)

We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666

Marie Stopes UK

You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care.We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090

Find a psychological therapies service in England

You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP.These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.