External Support

General Support

NSPCC

The NSPCC is available for advice or information, call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. The helpline is open Monday to Friday 8 am – 10 pm or 9 am – 6 pm at the weekends. You can also email help@nspcc.org.uk for support or advice.

West Yorkshire Police

If you feel at immediate risk, contact the Police on 999

The Samaritans

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can contact them by phone on 116 123 or via email on jo@samaritans.org. Common reasons people contact the Samaritans are:

  • relationship and family problems
  • loss, including loss of a friend or a family member through bereavement
  • financial worries
  • feeling stressed or anxious
  • college or study-related stress
  • loneliness and isolation
  • depression
  • painful and/or disabling physical illness
  • heavy use of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs
  • thoughts of suicide
NHS - Ambulance & Emergency Services and COVID-19

NHS advice:   https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 
NHS 111: Get Medical Help. Ring 111 for the following reasons:

  • where to get help for your symptoms, if you're not sure what to do
  • how to find general health information and advice
  • where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine
  • how to get a repeat prescription

When to call 999
At some point, most people will either witness or be involved in an accident, or experience a medical or mental health emergency. Knowing what to do next and who to call can potentially save lives.

Life-threatening emergencies
Call 999 in a medical or mental health emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
These emergencies can include:

Call 999 immediately if you think you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Every second counts with these conditions. Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury. Find out more about urgent and emergency care services or how to get urgent help for mental health.

Leeds Food Banks

You can find a food bank near you in Leeds by clicking here: https://leedsfoodaidnetwork.co.uk/food-banks/

Low Mood and Depression Support

YoungMinds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. We empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.

stem4

stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. This is primarily provided digitally through our innovative education programme, pioneering mental health apps, clinically-informed website and mental health conferences that contribute to helping young people and those around them flourish.


MindWell Leeds

MindWell is the mental health website for adults in Leeds. It’s funded by NHS Leeds CCG to bring together information from the NHS, Leeds City Council, and the third sector into one ‘go to’ place.

MindMate

MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. We’re here to help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.


Charlie Waller Trust

Our focus is on supporting all young people, throughout their journey from primary school age to the early years of their working lives, recognising that the points of transition in that journey can represent moments of particular vulnerability. We aim to improve their understanding of mental health, to give them the knowledge and skills to look out for and support themselves and those around them, and to give them greater confidence in talking openly about the subject. By enabling more open and better-informed conversations, we aim to further reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

We’re the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling rubbish, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living.

Anxiety Support

YoungMinds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. We empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.

Calm App

Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, available in both the App Store and Google Play store. Calm creates unique audio content that strengthens mental fitness and tackles some of the biggest mental health challenges of today: stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. The most popular feature on Calm is a 10-minute meditation called, 'The Daily Calm,' that explores a fresh mindful theme and inspiring concept each day. 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

We’re the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling rubbish, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living.

Charlie Waller Trust

Our focus is on supporting all young people, throughout their journey from primary school age to the early years of their working lives, recognising that the points of transition in that journey can represent moments of particular vulnerability. We aim to improve their understanding of mental health, to give them the knowledge and skills to look out for and support themselves and those around them, and to give them greater confidence in talking openly about the subject. By enabling more open and better-informed conversations, we aim to further reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health.

MindMate

MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. We’re here to help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.


MindWell

MindWell is the mental health website for adults in Leeds. It’s funded by NHS Leeds CCG to bring together information from the NHS, Leeds City Council, and the third sector into one ‘go to’ place.

stem4

stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. This is primarily provided digitally through our innovative education programme, pioneering mental health apps, clinically-informed website and mental health conferences that contribute to helping young people and those around them flourish.


Self-Harm Support

Battle Scars

We are a small, dedicated, 100% survivor-led and run charity offering local, regional, national as well as international support around self-harm (click here for our definition). Self-harm is far more widespread and complex than most people think. It's also mostly hidden and often judged due to the stigma attached to it. Our aim is to break down this stigma, raise awareness, dispel the myths and support those affected by self-harm irrelevant of gender, age, background, and location. 

Harmless

Harmless is a passionate organisation that works to address and overcome issues related to self-harm and suicide. 

YoungMinds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. We empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.

MindWell

MindWell is the mental health website for adults in Leeds. It’s funded by NHS Leeds CCG to bring together information from the NHS, Leeds City Council, and the third sector into one ‘go to’ place.

MindMate

MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. We’re here to help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.


Charlie Waller Trust

Our focus is on supporting all young people, throughout their journey from primary school age to the early years of their working lives, recognising that the points of transition in that journey can represent moments of particular vulnerability. We aim to improve their understanding of mental health, to give them the knowledge and skills to look out for and support themselves and those around them, and to give them greater confidence in talking openly about the subject. By enabling more open and better-informed conversations, we aim to further reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health.

Thoughts of Suicide Support

Papyrus UK

We provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK.

Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential, and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:

MindMate

MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. We’re here to help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.


Charlie Waller Trust

Our focus is on supporting all young people, throughout their journey from primary school age to the early years of their working lives, recognising that the points of transition in that journey can represent moments of particular vulnerability. We aim to improve their understanding of mental health, to give them the knowledge and skills to look out for and support themselves and those around them, and to give them greater confidence in talking openly about the subject. By enabling more open and better-informed conversations, we aim to further reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health.

YoungMinds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. We empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

We’re the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling rubbish, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living.

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