Self Referral

Mental Health – Self Referral

Time To Talk – talking therapies service in West Sussex   

Time to Talk is an NHS service offering free, confidential talking therapy to adults registered with a GP in West Sussex.

If you’re feeling low, anxious or worried, talking therapies can really help you. Time to Talk can also help people with depression, phobias, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem or low confidence, relationship difficulties and bereavements. Talking therapies are available in person, on the phone and via video call.

How can I access the service?

You can self-refer to Time to Talk – you don’t need to speak to your GP first. If you would rather speak to your GP first, they can refer you with your permission. You can self-refer by phone, or you can access and complete an online self-referral form from here Online Referral Form. Visit the Time To Talk website (link below) to find out more about how to contact them. Once you’ve self-referred or your GP has referred you, one of the Time to Talk team will be in touch with you for an initial assessment.

More information

More information can be found on the Time To Talk website, please click the link below. There are also useful links to online self-help resources. The Time to Talk service is provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here to access details on how to access Time To Talk services

Better Health – every mind matters

Click here to access website

Children & Young Peoples Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services

Sussex Mental Healthline click here   

Wellbeing & Mental Health Services Information Link

Alzheimer’s Society – no GP referral required

Dementia Connect Telephone Support Line 0333 150 3456

Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm

Thursday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Physiotherapy – Self Referral


If you are registered with a Mid Sussex GP Practice you can self-refer into the physiotherapy department at Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy can be particularly beneficial if you are suffering from low back pain, neck pain, recent injuries such as strains and sprains, or joint and muscular pain.

You can self-refer yourself to physiotherapy through an online from, by picking up a paper referral form from your GP practice, or by printing the form from this website. Paper referral forms need to be handed in or sent to:

Royal Sussex County Hospital
Outpatient Booking Centre
Lower Ground Floor
Elliot House
Eastern Road
BN2 5BE 

If you want clinical advice or to learn more about the physiotherapy services available, the MSK website has lots of resources available about different conditions and self-management options. Please click the following link: