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Referrals to the AccEPT Clinic

The AccEPT Clinic takes referrals from within the Exeter, Mid Devon and East Devon regions. We also accept referrals from North Devon for the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group.  Referrals are made via Depression and Anxiety Services, GPs and the local Mental Health Assessment Teams.

I am a referrer

If you are a potential referrer to the AccEPT Clinic (i.e. a GP or Mental Health Professional) and would like more information you can email us at accept.clinic@nhs.net or telephone 01392 723493.  Please find below a copy of our referral form for you to complete and email or post with any further information.

Please ensure that the form is completed with as much information as possible to ensure that we are able to direct and advise the referral appropriately.

If you are considering referring somebody for a therapy or project other than Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and have any questions, please contact on either the number or email address above; we will be able to confirm whether this therapy / project is currently available and the appropriate referral process.

AccEPT Referral Form

I am a patient

If you are a potential patient interested in joining one of our Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups please complete our referral form below and send it to us at accept.clinic@nhs.net or post it to Mood Disorders Centre, Sir Henry Wellcome Building, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QG. Before sending this to us please check that this is the right form of treatment for you at this time by reading about our criteria

Once your referral is received by our team we will be in touch to discuss the referral further. Please note that we only offer a self-referral service for our MBCT treatment at this time.

If you would like to speak to us about a referral or have any questions about being referred to us please do not hesitate to contact us.

MBCT Self-referral form

Assessment in the AccEPT Clinic

After an initial referral has been made to the clinic by a GP or other Mental Health Professional, if it is appropriate patients will either be offered treatment or be contacted by telephone to check that the therapies we offer would be appropriate for them. MBCT treatment begins with an individual “orientation” session for all participants to further discuss the MBCT programme and what it involves.