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Get the support you need in Leeds

Anyone can feel low, alone and even suicidal.
Check in with your mates, and give them the support they need. 

Remember, you don't need to have all the answers to help your mate.
Below, you can find links to support services in the Leeds area.

If you or a mate need help urgently, please click here.

Creating Hope Through Language
The West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Programme has created a language advice guide called 'Creating Hope Through Language', offering advice on what to say/what not to say.

Warning signs and what to say
Guidance, called the Ask, Assist, Actprovides information about the signs that someone might be feeling suicidal and what you can say to help them. It has been created by MECC Link - Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Community of Improvement, a network supported by Yorkshire and Humber Public Health.

Leeds City Council
Suicide Prevention - Guidance for frontline workers and volunteers - This guidance was produced by Leeds City Council's public mental health team to support people in Leeds to help them feel more confident to talk to someone about suicide. 

'20 minutes to save a life' video
Watch a 20-minute suicide awareness video from Zero Suicide Alliance (viewable on smart phones).

Forward Leeds
Forward Leeds is an alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families.


West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service
Suicide Bereavement Services - Leeds and West Yorkshire provides practical and emotional support to people who have been affected by a suicide bereavement. In Kirklees and Leeds, this includes support for children and families. 

Let's Talk About Loss
Let's Talk about Loss runs meet-ups to create a safe space to talk through taboos and adress the reality of losing someone close to you - for people aged 18 to 35. Email

Leeds Community Gambling Service
Leeds community Gambling Service (GamCare) provides free treatment to any who has suffered from gambling harms (whether it is the gambler themselves or an affected other). In addition, GamCare reaches out to the business sector, social care sector, and third sector services to offer free training around gambling harms, problem gambling, and treatment options.

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.

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).

Leeds Dads
Leeds Dads is a Leeds based voluntary organisation that brings together a diverse community of fathers for social activities and support.

Man About Town
Man About Town aims to inspire and encourage men in Leeds who may be socially isolated and at risk of suicide to engage back in the wider community through a series of creative, practical and fun sessions including both music and the digital arts.

Men’d is a service for men aged 18 and over, living, working in or connected to Horsforth who may be socially isolated, at risk of or experiencing thoughts of suicide.

Men’s Health Support Phoneline
Are you struggling and don’t know where to turn? Give Men's Health a call. They offer confidential and understanding initial support and advice, they can also link you up with projects and services that will be able to help you further. The support line is available Monday-Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm on 07435 919837

Men’s Health Unlocked Network
Men's Health Unlocked has a directory of activities for men.

MindWell is the mental health website for people in Leeds, with information about support in the city and different ways to take care of your mental wellbeing.

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. Leeds: Tuesdays 7pm – Headingley Stadium, LS6 3BR.

MINT - Men In Need Together
MINT provides free weekly support groups for all men to attend and talk about their struggles in a peer-to-peer setting, with at least one facilitator. In Leeds, MINT meets in Morley at St Peter's Church, Rooms Lane, every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm and in Otley at 98 Boroughgate, every other Tuesday (fortnightly) from 7pm to 10pm. 

West Yorkshire 24-hour mental health helpline
You can phone the West Yorkshire 24-hour mental health helpline, free, on 0800 183 0558. It provides confidential support, advice and information to anyone over 18 who is concerned about their mental health or worried about a family member or someone they care for.

Here For You: Out of Hours Support in a Safe Space
Touchstone's Here For You - Leeds is open to anyone aged 16+ in crisis in Leeds and is open every evening all year round. Phone: 07776 173476 from 6pm-12am. ​​​​​​​

Dial House @Touchstone crisis support
Dial House @Touchstone is a partnership between Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) and the mental health charity, Touchstone.  It provides out-of-hours crisis services to people from BME groups in an acute mental health crisis. Phone: 0113 249 4675 Text: 07763 581 853

Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) Dial House crisis support
LSLCS is a mental health charity offering out-of-hours support to people in an acute mental health crisis. The Crisis Service is open 6pm–2am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Phone: 0113 2609328 Text: 07922249452

MindWell is the mental health website for people in Leeds, with information about support in the city and different ways to take care of your mental wellbeing.

PeerTalk's vision is to establish a UK wide network of volunteer facilitated peer support group meetings for people who experience depression and to offer support to their families.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ A peer support group meets in in Leeds in person every Thursday evening at The Fairfax Hall, Rm 121, Leeds Beckett University, Headingly Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QT from 6.30 - 8.00pm. There is no need for referrals or bookings, the group is free and there are no waiting lists. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome to call 07719 562617 for a friendly chat beforehand. Details on this and other groups are here: PeerTalk Support Groups

Leeds Dads
Leeds Dads is a Leeds based voluntary organisation that brings together a diverse community of fathers for social activities and support.

'Leeds Dads Evening Support Session': On Wednesday nights at 8-9pm, Leeds Dads hosts an hour where dads can openly discuss challenging, difficult or sensitive topics without judgment via a private text-based service on Facebook. Join the private Leeds Dads Facebook group

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.

Battle Scars
Battle Scars provides a peer support group for anybody affected by self-harm: those who self-harm and those supporting them.

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.

Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families. 

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).

Women's Lives Leeds
Women's Lives Leeds have a directory of specialist support available for women.

Leeds City Council's Money Information Centre
Leeds's Money Information Centre offers details on where to access free, independent and confidential advice on debt, benefits, emergency food, low cost loads, bills, employment and gambling harms.

The Together Leeds website also highlights help available with the cost of living.

Leeds Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs) Crisis Call Line
Leeds CAMHs Crisis Call Line is a helpline for under 18s every day 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Freephone: 0800 953 0505

MindMate is here to help young people in Leeds find help with their mental health and wellbeing.

Any 10-18 year old in the Leeds 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.

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: 0800 1488 244 (available 8pm–8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire).

Text: 07984 392700

Teen Connect
Teen Connect for those aged 11-18 years, and also parents and carers. Call free on 0808 800 1212, text on 0771 5661559 or chat online at 3.30pm to 2am Monday to Friday and 6pm to 2am on weeekends.

Safe Zone
SafeZone for those aged 11- 17 years only, and also parents and carers.
In Leeds, these are currently at: 

  • Monday: The Market Place, LS1 6DG (above Hair City)
  • Wednesday: Touchstone Support Centre, 53-55 Harehills Avenue, LS8 4EX
  • Thursday: Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, LS15 7RW