Mental Health & Wellbeing

 

Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing

 

Below are links to a range of services offering support and advice for young people across Wakefield and Leeds.

 

IF YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT COPE AND NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE RIGHT AWAY, CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 24 HOUR SERVICES: 

 

SAMARITANS: 116 123 OR www.samaritans.org

CHILDLINE : 0800 1111 OR www.childline.org.uk

Chat Health – Leeds – Texting service

Young Minds – Mental health charity for young people’s mental health

MindMate – Can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support

MindWell Leeds – Mental health website for people in Leeds

Kooth – An online mental wellbeing community – access free, safe & anonymous support.

Turning Point’s Talking Therapy – Wakefield

 

Connect Helpline (16 years plus)

Tel: 0808 800 1212

Connect is a telephone helpline open 6pm – 2am every night of the year for people living in Leeds. The service provides emotional support and information for people in distress.

 

Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

Here is some useful information for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources.

 

Teen Connect (11 to 18 years)

Tel: 0808 800 1212

Teen Connect is a helpline for 11-18 year-olds living in the Leeds area.  They offer up to an hour of support either by phone or online chat. The helpline is open 6pm-2am every night.

 

Advice for Carers

Advice for carers, including how to protect the person you care for, contingency planning, and advice for working carers.

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/early-help/young-carers 

 

Alcohol, Drugs & Health Support

Forward Leeds – Forward Leeds is an alcohol and drug service for young people Leeds. They offer a range of confidential services and are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

https://www.forwardleeds.co.uk/

The Mix – The Mix offers free information and support for young people in the UK. You can use this service to get advice about relationships, drugs, and mental health.

https://www.themix.org.uk/

Chat Health – Text Chat Health 07520619750 for confidential health advice. You will receive real time advice between 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon- Fri.

 

Other ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing

Student Stress: Self Help Tips

Calm – YouTube

Headspace – YouTube

The Rodillian Academy