Information for Healthcare Professionals

Referrals to Head Start are required from healthcare professionals who have already carried out an assessment.

A referral will be considered where:

  • Assessments indicate that the ex-service personnel’s mental health presentation is mild to moderate.
  • NHS support is unavailable due to waiting times in excess of 12 weeks for treatment.
  • Talking therapies (including CBT and EMDR) are unavailable within the veteran's community.


If you would like to make a referral, please click here for the Client Referral Form and accompany with an assessment. (Please note that Google Chrome is the most optimal browser to complete this form.)