You can access support quickly and avoid the long waiting times, particularly for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. In some areas waiting times to support adults are worse.
Via the NHS you can normally only access care in the area you live.
You can access private help in an area that suits you, whatever your location.
You may book a consultation or appointment at a time that suits you.
More Choice, Taking Control
You may want a particular type of therapy that the NHS does not offer in your area.
Going private means you may find a specialist of your choice, accessing a consultant directly.
Medical or Health Insurance: you may already be covered
If you have medical or health insurance, check if the policy covers the treatment or care you need. Ask your insurance company about this first.
Early Help: feel better, quicker
If you sprained your arm or leg, you would not hesitate to get treated by a qualified doctor as soon as possible. For such physical health concerns, would you really resort to a self-help PDF, internet chat forum or smartphone app?
So why leave your mental health untreated?