It’s important that we look after our mental health, just as much as our physical health. That’s why we’ve complied this range of resources.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) RESOURCES
This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.
MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. MindMate offers information for getting support for emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.
How are you feeling?
This is a booklet containing information about mental health for people in Leeds. It’s been put together by Leeds City Council, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and Mindwell.
Leeds Crisis Card
This is a poster with some really useful contact information for support services in and around Leeds.
Mental Health & Money Advice
Mental Health & Money Advice has been developed by Mental Health UK – a UK-wide charity that represents it’s four member charities, which are Rethink Mental Illness in England, Hafal in Wales, Support in Mind in Scotland, and MindWise in Northern Ireland.
This service provides free and impartial information, support and advice for anyone affected by mental health and money issues.
The Market place
The Marketplace is a free, confidential counselling and individual support for young people aged 11 to 25 years old.
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform, that’s free and anonymous.
Health For Kids
Health for Kids is aimed at young people aged 5 to 11 year old and their parents/carers. It provides information in a fun and interactive way, in order to support children and young people’s emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
Health for Teens
The teenage version of Health for Kids, Health for Teens offers advice around feelings, growing up, lifestyle, relationships and sexual health. There’s lots of useful guidance and support available.
Mind provides advice and support to people experiencing mental health problems. Mind also campaigns for improvements to mental health services, raise awareness of mental health issues and promote understanding of mental health issues.
MindEd for Families
MindEd for Families provides safe and reliable advice about young people’s mental health, created by experts and parents together.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children’s and young people’s mental health for adults.
The Samaritans provide someone impartial to talk to about anything that might be causing upset or concern.
Basis Yorkshire provides safety, information and support to women and young people.
Selfharm UK is a support service dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm.
Self Injury Support
Self Injury Support is a support network for women and girls, as well as containing advice and resources for dealing with self injury.
Health For All
Health for All is a community health development organisation which works in partnership with local government, health services and local people to engage with and improve disadvantaged communities.
Health for All use community development approaches to help people identify unmet needs and work with them to establish services in response. Health for All services include Families First, FIS.
Forward Leeds is an alcohol and drug service available to all young people and adults across Leeds, whatever their needs around substance misuse.
ADFAM – Alcohol, Drugs & Families
Adfam provides advice, guidance and local support groups for families affected by alcohol or drug use.
The Base – Kirklees
The Base provides group and one-to-one support around substance misuse for students based in Kirklees up to the age of 21.
West Yorkshire Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service (ISVA) – Victim Support
IVSA provides emotional and practical support for victims of sexual violence.
Mindwell is a website providing local and national mental health support for adults, including in the workforce.
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
IAPT provides psychological therapies for those aged 17 and above. Advice, guidance and referral into services for mental health issues.
Northorpe Hall is a charity offering emotional wellbeing counselling and support for people aged 5 to 18 years old. This includes advice, guidance and support from CAHMS, with online resources also available through the Northorpe Hall website.
Beating Eating Disorders
Beating Eating Disorders is a national website offering advice for parents, professionals and young people in relation to all types of eating disorders.
CONNECT (Formerly the Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders)
The CONNECT eating disorders service supports family members with an eating disorder.
One You is an NHS/Public Health England service to help people make changes to their lifestyle and feel good about doing so. One You helps find the balance, so the feel good lasts for good.
OCD Action is a national online resource for support for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and with educational resources to help spread information about OCD.
Muslim Women’s Helpline
The Muslim Women’s Helpline is dedicated, specific support for Muslim women.
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service provides crisis services for adults (Connect) and teenagers (Teen Connect) to those in Leeds postcodes (LS), as well as those in WF3, WF10, BD4 and BD11 postcodes.
It’s a free, confidential service for teens as well as adults, open every day of the year.
NEW SERVICE: SafeZone offers support to young people aged 11-17 and their parents/carers facing emotional crisis.
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
Papyrus provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person. Papyrus also helps others to prevent young suicide by working with, and training, professionals.
Aspire provides support to those aged 14 and above experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
Northpoint Wellbeing (formerly Leeds Counselling) is a charity dedicated to supporting people experiencing emotional distress.
The Well-bean Cafe (a part of Touchstone) is a safe place to attend in a crisis to avoid attending A&C. The Well-bean Cafe is supported by the Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (the providers of Connect & Teen Connect) and Touchstone.
The Well-bean Cafe is available in Leeds, Dewsbury & Huddersfield.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when somebody dies.
Cruse also has a dedicated website for young people, called Hope Again, which offers information more suited to younger audiences.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK aims to support children and young people (up to the age of 25), parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child is grieving or when a child has died, or is dying.
Leeds Bereavement Forum
The Leeds Bereavement Forum is a small charity based in Leeds which offers a network of services and signposts to the most appropriate support services.
Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led charity working across the UK, which aims to increase understanding of gender diversity.
Black Health Initiative
The Black Health Initiative is a community engagement organisation working towards equal access to health and social care within Leeds and the surrounding areas for disadvantaged communities.
Leeds Sexual Health
Leeds Sexual Health is a service that offers STI screening and treatment, HIV testing and contraception services.
NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
The NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for organising the delivery of most NHS services in the local area. The NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of 94 GP practices, and covers just under 1 million people.