VitaMinds - a free and confidential NHS service

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help. VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

VitaMinds is a FREE service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help –  the fastest way to get support is by simply clicking the Self Refer button or calling us on 0333 0153 494

Service update: during Covid-19 we are open as usual and still accepting referrals, however please note, as per Government guidelines we are currently unable to offer face to face appointments. We are continuing to provide consultations and treatment, but these appointments will be delivered remotely via online video.

For a range of useful resources and helpful advice on how to cope during Covid-19 then please CLICK HERE

How we can help

NEW VR treatment now available

Residents of Calderdale can receive a FREE NHS treatment using Virtual Reality (VR) technology for anxiety related phobias. 

Supported by a Vita therapist throughout, the treatment will guide the patient through techniques and strategies to manage their fear.

How it works

Start your journey

Refer to our
services

Asking for help can seem like a big step, but it won’t seem so daunting once  you know what to expect. We offer a broad range of services to suit a variety of circumstances, so your journey with us will be unique to you.

How to access the service online

Simply click the self-refer option. You will be asked to complete your details on a simple form.

How to access the service by phone

Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours*:

8am – 8pm Monday to Friday

9am – 12.30pm Saturday

We’ll take some details from you and arrange an appointment.

What's
next?

We’ll book you in for a telephone assessment. Before your assessment, we’ll send you (by email or post) some questionnaires. Please fill these in before your appointment; this will help the therapist making the call.

Telephone assessments usually take 1 hour. Please try to find a private, quiet place beforehand.

We are not an emergency service and are not able to help with immediate crisis situations. If you need immediate help please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs).

Alternatively, if you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person talk things through with, you can call the Crisis Teams in your area.

Do you need urgent help?
Find a Crisis Team in your area

Further Information & Guidance

FAQs

Self Help Resources

Concerned About Someone

GP/Professional Referral

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Vita is an award-winning, CQC registered healthcare provider