Plymouth Options (IAPT) Anxiety & Depression Service

Supporting you to manage Depression, Anxiety, Stress, OCD, Phobias and Life Pressures.

What does Plymouth Options offer?

Book a free 1 hour workshop

At some time in our lives most of us find ourselves feeling low, worried, fearful or distressed. Plymouth Options offers a range of services to people experiencing common mental health problems such as:

  • Managing low mood
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Emotional distress from certain life events
  • Sleep problems
  • Psycho sexual counselling
  • Employment


How can I access the service?

You can access via our free 1 hour workshops which cover a range of health and wellbeing topics - click the button above to find out more and directly book your place on a workshop. We also offer a range of talking therapies - click the links on the right-hand side of this page to find out more.

If you are 16 years and over and registered with a Plymouth GP there are a number of ways that you can access the different services that Plymouth Options provide. You can self-refer via the following:

Alternatively you can talk to your GP or other health and social care professionals who are able to send a referral on your behalf.


What happens next?

Once a referral is received we will contact you to arrange an appointment. If we are not the right service for your needs we will signpost you to an alternative service. On your first appointment with an Options Practitioner they will listen to understand the difficulties you are facing and then discuss the different treatment options and free courses available. This may include individual one to one therapy sessions or group work and they will help you to make choices which feel right for you.


Plymouth Options is not an acute service so is not suitable for people:

  • Who are a high risk to themselves or others, such as current risk of suicide or serious self-harm
  • Using other mental health services, such as the Community Mental Health Team 
  • Who have current or severe and enduring mental health needs and as such require specialist services


If this service is not suitable for you and you feel at high risk to yourself or others please contact your GP or call 111.