Downing Drive Surgery

Self Referral Link for Mental Health in Children and Young People


DHU Healthcare now provides a new self-referral website to support the mental health of children and young people living in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

The Website is aimed at children and young people under the age of 18, their parents or carers looking for mental health information, support, and ability to complete a self-referral.

About the service

DHU Healthcare’s children and young people’s Mental Health team, consisting of mental health clinicians and support staff, developed the website in collaboration with young people and NHS partners. ‘My Self-Referral is new, simple, and confidential way for young people to refer themselves for support for non-urgent or crisis cases without needing to see a GP or healthcare professional.

The website is user-friendly and accessible, with information, tips and signposting to resources that help children and young people manage and take care of their mental health.

The website will make it easier for young people to access the support they need, when they need it.