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Important Service Update 

The following information, is an update on our current funding situation. 

As it stands, the AccEPT Clinic is uncertain about its funding position, but expects to have an update after the end of March 2023. As such, unfortunately we are not able to schedule any future MBCT groups at this time which in turn means we are not currently accepting referrals for MBCT-D or MBCT-L.

As soon as we know more we will update our page with more information.  We do apologise for the uncertainty that this may bring.

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.

Due to the current pandemic we are currently running online groups for people in Devon.  We intend to resume face-to-face MBCT groups once it is safe to do so and are reviewing this on a regular basis.

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 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.

Clinic Referral Form

If you are a potential patient interested in joining one of our Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups you can refer yourself by completing an online referral form and emailing it to us at 

AccEPT Clinic Referral Form

If you do not feel comfortable sending personal information by email let us know and we will send you an encrypted email so you are able to return the form to us securely. Alternatively you can post your referral form to us at Mood Disorders Centre, Sir Henry Wellcome Building, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QG.

Once we have received your referral 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.

Before sending a referral please do check that this is the right form of treatment for you at this time by reading about our criteria. ‌

After an initial referral has been made via self-refferal 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.