First Response crisis support
First Response crisis service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to people of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis.
Freephone: 0800 952 1181
Accessing First Response via British Sign Language Health - A5-Flyer-BSL-Health-Access.pdf (bdct.nhs.uk)
Bradford Mind Sanctuary crisis support
The Sanctuary provides a calm, safe space for adults experiencing mental distress. It is often used as an alternative to hospital admission. It is operated by Mind in Bradford, in partnership with the First Response service, which is open 365 days a year from 6-1am.
Referral through First Response: 0800 952 1181
The Cellar Trust Haven crisis support
The Haven offers a calm and friendly alternative to A&E for people in mental distress 365 days a year. Trained professionals are waiting to take your call 10am-6pm.
Referral through First Response: 0800 952 1181
Alcohol and substance misuse support
The Bridge Project delivers a free and confidential drug and alcohol recovery service for adults (including offenders), families and concerned others in Bradford.
The Cellar Trust
The Cellar Trust supports people with mental health problems, across the Bradford district, to move forward in their recovery and live independent, fulfilling lives.
Guide-Line is a confidential telephone helpline which provides mental health support and information for anyone of any age, who lives in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven and feels in need of support.
Freephone: 08001 884 884 (available 12pm-12am, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
Live chat (available 3pm-8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year).
Healthy Minds is the single point of access for all in Bradford and Craven to look after their minds. Its wellbeing resources cover a range of topics and provide self-help materials to help people understand and improve their thoughts and feelings.
Any 10-18 year old in the Bradford area (including Craven, Wharfedale and Airedale) can sign themselves up anonymously for free, safe, same-day, BACP accredited support on Kooth.com. The online community offers free counselling and drop in chats via our live chat system, advice articles, discussion boards and activities all designed to improve emotional and mental health. You won't need a referral, and there aren't any thresholds or waiting lists, just head to the Kooth homepage to create your account.
Any adult aged 19+ in the Bradford area (including Craven, Wharfedale and Airedale) can sign themselves up anonymously for free, safe, same-day, BACP accredited support on Qwell.io. The online community offers free counselling and drop in chats via our live chat system, advice articles, discussion boards and self-help tools. You won't need a referral, and there aren't any thresholds or waiting lists, just head to the Qwell homepage to create your account.
PARENTS Online offers text-based emotional support to parents/carers who may have experienced separation from children or a relationship breakdown, which is a key factor in suicide. The service can be used anonymously and is staffed by trained peer support workers with their own lived experience of parenting. Available Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm.
Project 6 is a voluntary sector drug and alcohol charity working across Yorkshire in Keighley, Sheffield and Doncaster.
Andy’s Man Club
Andy’s Man Club offers real, non-judgmental, talking groups for men aged 18+. The charity is based nationally across the UK. They meet every Monday at 7pm (except bank holidays).
Grief and Loss Support Service
The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community.
Freephone: 0808 1963833 (available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
It's Worth Talking About
#ItsWorthTalkingAbout is to provide safe, confidential spaces for men and women to come and talk about anything that is affecting their wellbeing, mental health or quality of life.
NHS Northern Gambling Service
The NHS Northern Gambling Service provides specialist addiction therapy and recovery to people affected by gambling addiction, as well as those with mental health problems. They also provide help to people close to those with gambling addiction. They have clinics in Leeds, Sunderland and Manchester.
Night OWLS - If a child or young person you care for is in a crisis and you are concerned about their emotional wellbeing contact Night OWLS.
Freephone: 0300 2003900 (available 8pm–8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire).
Text: 07984 392700
Offload - Rugby League Cares
The Offload project involves men engaging with current and former players to learn the techniques clubs use to manage players’ mental and physical fitness.
Bradford: Wednesdays 6.30pm (from 27 October 2021) – Odsal Stadium, BD6 1BS.
West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service
West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service provides practical and emotional support to people who have been affected by a suicide bereavement.
Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service
Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service provides an enhanced service for military veterans who have service attributable, complex mental health problems many of whom will have experienced trauma, which has not been resolved earlier in the care/support pathway.
Combat Stress is a charity for veterans' mental health. They help former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Freephone: 0800 138 1619 (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm and those at risk of suicide. They also offer support and training to service users’ friends, families and professionals who are involved in their care.
Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation nationally across the UK.