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Use this page to help youfind support in Leeds. If you’re in full time education, your school or college is often the best place to start.

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If you’re in crisis or at breaking point, there are support services you can talk to.

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MindMate SPA

Leeds MindMate SPA (Single Point of Access) works with local services to find the right support for children and young people who have a Leeds GP. Up to your 18th birthday you (or your parent) can contact the SPA to ask for help.

Refer yourself through SPA Call 03005550324


Free group therapy for 16-25 year-olds who have experienced difficult life events delivered by Northpoint Wellbeing

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MindMate Support Team

Offering early emotional wellbeing support for young people up to 19 years old in education settings across Leeds.

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Teen Connect

Teen Connect is a freephone helpline for Leeds based, 11-18 year olds who are in crisis.

OPEN: Mon-Fri 3.30pm–2.00am, Sat-Sun 6.00pm–2.00am

Call, go online for support or send a text to 07984355251

Teen Connect Call 0808 800 1212

The Market Place

Offers a range of Counselling and support services for young people in Leeds including face to face, video and telephone sessions. Open 6 days a week. 
AGE: 11-25 years


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Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service provide mental health support and a range of therapies to help people who are struggling with anxiety and depression.

AGE: 17+

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform open to young people in Leeds.

AGE: 10-18


Culturally Diverse Minds

1-to-1 and group support for young people from school year 6 to age 25 from culturally diverse communities, delivered by culturally diverse staff with personal experience of mental health difficulties. Available in person, online and by phone.
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Mediation Service

Leeds Young People’s Mediation Service (Gipsil, The Beck)aims to improve the relationship between parent/ carers and their young person. Available to young people aged 10-18 and their families.

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Safe Zone

Crisis support by phone, online and face to face. Call the number below or Text 07593 20529367 from 4pm to make a referral.

OPEN: Wednesday and Thursday 4pm – 10pm.

AGE: 11-17

Safe Zone Call 0113 8198189 

CAMHS Crisis Call Helpline

Leeds CAMHS Crisis Call is a helpline for Leeds based under 18s who want to talk about their mental health.  We also welcome calls from concerned families and professionals seeking advice for young people.

Call 0800 953 0505. We are open between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

More about CAMHS

Youth in Mind

Support for young people from year 6 to age 25 who are struggling with their mental health due to the impact of very difficult, frightening or distressing experiences or trauma. All staff have personal experience of trauma. Available in person, online, by phone or WhatsApp.
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Calm Harm

The Calm Harm app has been customised for young people in Leeds to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm

Calm Harm

Dial House

Support in a crisis

Call 0113 2609328 or text/ signal 07922249452 for a referral

OPEN: 6pm – 2am Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun

AGE: 16+

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Helplines and other support

Chat Health

Text Chat Health 07520619750 for confidential health advice.

You will receive real time advice between 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon- Fri.

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Doc Ready

If you decide to visit your GP, the ‘Doc Ready’ app (and website) can help you prepare for your appointment.

(Privacy info: Doc Ready doesn’t store anything that they or anyone else can link to you. We recommend you read the full privacy info)

Doc Ready


Young Minds is committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of young people. Visit their website for information, advice and support for young people affected by mental health.

Visit YoungMinds

Hopeline 247

HOPELINE247 is a specialist suicide intervention service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people who are worried about how they are feeling.

Hopeline Call 08000684141

Thinking of going private?

This leaflet provides information about how to arrange non-NHS, private assessment, treatment or therapy for yourself, a relative or a friend, if you wish to do this.

PDF about private therapy

Drugs and alcohol

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.

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Peer support groups offering a range of workshops and activities for 11 to 25 year olds in community and education settings.
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Well Bean 'hope in a crisis' cafe

A safe space open to all experiencing crisis.

OPEN: Every evening 6pm – 12am.  Ring or text 07760173476

AGE: 16+

Well bean cafe

Support for young parents

Are you a young parent or soon to be a young parent? If you’re expecting a baby and are struggling with your emotional wellbeing there is support out there.

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Our Way Leeds

OWL offers homelessness prevention services, advice, support and housing to young people, aged 16-25, across Leeds.

Can find a safe place to stay in a crisis, with 24/7 support.

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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.

The Mix Call 08088084994