About MindMate

MindMate Leeds is the name for all the different ways children and young people in the city can get support with their mental health and wellbeing. This website is an information hub about support services, advice and information on common issues, self help guidance, plus young people’s stories and experiences.


The MindMate Family

MindMate SPA

MindMate Single Point of Access (SPA) is a service run by the NHS that helps children and young people in Leeds find support with their mental health. If you are under 18, or if you are a parent of someone aged 5-17, you can ask for MindMate SPA to help find support.

Find out more

MindMate Wellbeing in schools (cluster support)

In Leeds, schools have a range of services including family support and counselling that can support you. This is offered in schools from a team of local professionals.

Find out more

MindMate Support Team

MMST offers early emotional wellbeing support for young people up to 19 years old in some education settings across Leeds – including further education, alternative provisions and home educated young people.

Find out more

MindMate Champions

The MindMate Friendly and MindMate Champion programme supports schools to improve their overall approach to supporting pupil’s mental health

Go to MindMate Champions site

MindMate Ambassadors

MindMate Ambassadors are a small team of employed young adults (18-23)  who help support the work of MindMate and reach out to other young people in the city to promote good mental health and wellbeing.

Meet the MindMate Team

MindMate Neurodiversity Information Hub

The ND hub has key resources, information, advice and support for parents and families including an explanation of the assessment process for ADHD and Autism in Leeds.

Go to the Neurodiversity Hub

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What is the MindMate website?

The MindMate website is an information hub for Leeds, and includes:

  • free and accredited services available in the city
  • advice and information on a range of mental health issues
  • stories and experiences of young people and their mental health.
  • guidance for self-care and where necessary, self-referral

While MindMate is focused on the needs of young people, it’s also a valuable resource for professionals, as well as parents and carers. In fact, the service was co-designed by young people, professionals and carers, and they still have a say in every aspect of MindMate.

For professionals

If you’re a professional working with children and young people, MindMate provides information on support services available, help with referrals and access to a wide range of resources.

Information for professionals

For parents and carers

MindMate offers information and advice if you’re caring for young people of any age – from toddlers through to teens.

Information for parent and carers

If you need help right now…

Get urgent help

Please note, we can’t diagnose emotional problems or mental health conditions on this site and we can’t respond to any enquiries about your mental health. But we can connect you to a variety of services that can help you. Visit our ‘Find support’ page to view support services.

Future in Mind

MindMate is part of the Future in Mind:Leeds Strategy – a plan for Leeds explaining how people will work together to improve children and young people’s emotional and mental health.



Using the MindMate brand (including our logo and illustrations)

The MindMate brand identity is here to bring together children and young people’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing across Leeds. It helps us to be consistent and easily recognised.

When designing something using the MindMate identity, we have guidelines to help you to apply our brand consistently. To use our brand or guidelines please contact the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (Leeds office) Communications Team: wyicb-leeds.communications@nhs.net

For further information on NHS guidelines please visit: NHS Home

Thanks and we hope MindMate is helpful to you.

P.S. Is this not the information you expected? If you’re looking for information on dementia, please check out the MindMate App from our friends from Glasgow, designed for people with dementia.