Self Referral

Due to COVID-19, the opening hours and access to these services may differ from what is noted here. Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

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. Some services may not be available in your area.

Self-referral antenatal care Royal Victoria Hospital

Our aim is to ensure you receive maternity care in the right place, with the right people looking after you and your baby.

Feel Better by Extern – online counselling service

It has been created as a response to the increased anxiety, worry, and other mental health issues now being experienced by many people, for the first time, as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. WE OFFER:- • Online confidential counselling sessions – group & one-to-one • Advice and information on managing your emotional wellbeing • Signposting to other services which may help The service is open to everyone aged 18 or over living in the Northern Health & Social Care Trust area.
028 9592 4664 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

AMH New Life Counselling

AMH New Life Counselling is a professionally accredited counselling service and part of Action Mental Health. AMH New Life Counselling is committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing needs of its clients through the provision of counselling, providing friendly and professional counselling services for children, young people, adults and families


Links Counselling Service provides confidential and professional counselling to all members of our diverse community. It is our heart that no one journeys alone through a difficult time of life. We offer professional counselling support within the community, making counselling accessible to all.

Antenatal care

When you have had a positive pregnancy test you can self-refer to receive a booking appointment with the Maternity Unit of your choice. Maternity Units within the NHSCT are based at Antrim Area Hospital site or Causeway Hospital Coleraine.

Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services

The Northern Trust’s Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service is free and open to everyone. We offer a confidential service which includes access to information and advice, testing, treatment and contraception to people of all ages.


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


Health and Social Care Northern Ireland Remote Sign Language Interpreting Service.We can provide you with an online interpreter at a date and time to suit.
0333 344 7712

Condition Management Programme Team

Are you struggling to start or remain in work due to a physical and/or mental health condition? If yes, then the Condition Management Programme (CMP) could help you.This is a 12 week programme of short, work focused, cognitive educational interventions aimed at helping clients to understand and manage their health conditions. A multidisciplinary team of health professionals work together to offer clients help and support to cope with single or multiple health conditions.
028 2563 5250

Occupational Therapy Learning Disability Service

The Community Occupational Therapy Adult Learning Disability Service provides interventions to adults over 18 who have been formally assessed as having a learning disability. The service operates as per of the multi-disciplinary teams within four locations: Antrim/Ballymena, East Antrim, Mid Ulster and Causeway.
028 2563 5521

Lifeline Helpline

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
0808 808 8000

Addiction NI

Addiction NI is an operating name of The Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service, a registered charity providing treatment and support for people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs. We provide tailor-made treatment programmes for people with drug or alcohol problems, delivered in community settings.

Dementia Navigator

The Dementia Navigator service supports people to live well with dementia by working in partnership with those being diagnosed, their family members and the community to create a better understanding of the condition
028 9504 270