Talking Saves Lives

'Talking saves lives' is a document that contains the contact details of all the mental health organisations in Calderdale.

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust - mental health crisis support

In Calderdale, 24/7 open access to mental health services available:

Healthy Minds Safespace Crisis Support

​Safespace offers emotional support for people in distress during evenings and weekends. This service is available every evening from 6.30pm – 10.30pm. The last call taken will be at 10pm.
Phone: 01422 345154 
Text: 07388 990227 
Message on Facebook (@SafespaceCalderdale)

Healthy Minds Calderdale

Healthy Minds Calderdale offer a range of services to help you find what works for you to improve and maintain your emotional health and wellbeing.

Calderdale Armed Forces Veterans Network

Calderdale Armed Forces Veterans Network is a weekly support group based in Halifax for serving and ex-service personnel of all ages and their families to meet in a non-clinical setting.


Unmasked Mental Health provides support to like-minded change seekers in a genuine and personal way. Helping them to feel secure and live life confidently.

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).


Any 11-25 year old in the Calderdale area can sign themselves up anonymously for free, safe, same-day, BACP accredited support on 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.

Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head is a project designed to promote better LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing in Calderdale.

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

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.

Halifax: Wednesdays 6.30pm – Ovenden Rugby Club.


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.

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.


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.

Combat Stress

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).