About our Psychological Assessment and Therapy Service

The West Yorkshire Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is for everyone across the county who works or volunteers in health and social care, across NHS and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The Hub also supports colleagues working within the Local Authority who work in health and social care roles.

The Psychological Assessment and Therapy Service supports staff who are experiencing difficulties with their wellbeing relating to or caused by their work. We understand that difficulties within people’s personal lives can also significantly affect them at work and we may also be able to support with these. 

After referring to our service, we will aim to connect you with the most appropriate support, which may include signposting on to an alternative organisation for support. Please note that as we only offer short-term therapy, we are unable to take on clients for long-standing or complex issues such as developmental/childhood trauma at this time.

As a service which covers all of West Yorkshire, we are a remote service and as such can currently only offer therapeutic services remotely (either via telephone or via video call ). We are working on in-person provision going forward.

Referring to the Psychological Assessment and Therapy Service

The self-refer service is confidential and is for everyone, including volunteers and people who work in Primary Care.

We will aim to make contact you within 72 hours (working days) of your referral being submitted. Please note that waiting times for initial contact may be slightly longer during festive periods due to staff shortages. Do ensure you check your voicemail and junk/spam email folder for any communications from our team. If you do not hear from us within one week of submitting your referral, please email wyhubstaffsupport@bdct.nhs.uk.

In order to match the therapy request with the best possible practitioner and keep our waiting times as short as possible, the Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub has partnered with a number of trusted organisations who provide a range of therapies and counselling. If, following an initial discussion with you, it appears our service may be able to support your current needs, please note that you may be contacted by one of these organisations.

To refer to the Staff Psychological Assessment and Therapy Service, please follow this link: Self-referral formPlease note that during completion of the referral form on the next page, you will be asked to consent to contact preferences, if at least one method is not consented to, we will be unable to proceed with your referral.

This form is used for self-referrals as well as referrals completed by professionals on behalf of consenting clients.

If you would benefit from additional support to complete this form, please contact us via 0800 183 1488.