The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Useful information

Please see below links to websites that you may find helpful. Please note we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites.The information below is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of advice by an appropriate health professional.

Mental Health Information

Mental Health Information for everyone in Leeds

This website is a hub for lots of mental health information for everyone in Leeds


Self-help leaflets

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Leaflets

This website hosts a number of well written self-help leaflets on topics such as anxiety, depression, health anxiety, panic, etc


Get Self-help Resources

A number of useful cognitive behavioural therapy self-help resources for problems such as anxiety and depression.


Centre for Clinical Interventions

Self-help resources for a range of problems such as low self-esteem, eating problems, social anxiety, etc



Cruse Bereavement Care

This is a not-for-profit website designed to provide people who have recently lost a loved one with information and support on grief and their legal duties following a death.


Daytime helpline:      0844 477 9400


Leeds Carer’s Moving on Group

Membership of the Moving On Group is open to men and women of all ages whose caring role has ended through bereavement.

Tel (Margaret): 0113 246 8338 

Compassion and mindfulness

The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Information on compassion and the Foundation with links to compassionate mind exercises


The Centre for Compassion Focused Therapy

Guided meditations to use with compassion focused therapy



Information on self-compassion and self-compassion meditation and exercises


Mindful self compassion

Contains guided compassion based mindfulness exercises


Debt advice

National Debtline

Advice for people dealing with debt.


Mental Health organisations


Mental health charity with information and support



The Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Tel:                  116 123 




Support and information for all relationships

Tel:                 0808 808 4000


Support for Carers

Carers Leeds

Provides information, advice, social and emotional support for carers in Leeds.

Tel:                 0113 380 4300


Alcohol and drug use

Leeds Addiction Unit

It is possible to self-refer to this Unit for help with addictions.

Referrals tel:             0113 295 1318 (answer phone out of opening hours)

Reception tel:            0113 295 1300


Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS)

ADS (Addiction Dependency Solutions) is a regional charity established to prevent and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs to individuals, their families and communities.


National Drug Helpline 

The National Drugs Helpline is a 24-hour, seven-days a week, free and confidential telephone service that offers advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs.

Tel:                 0800 77 66 00



National Self-Harm Network

The National Self-Harm Network is a volunteer-led organisation which campaigns for the rights and understanding of people who self harm. The Network provides support and information to people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals and promotes awareness about the issues surrounding self harm by providing training, support and challenging discrimination.


Young people


National charity for the prevention of young suicide. Website contains information for young people (up to age 35) and those who may be concerned about them. The website also has details of how to access support including their own helpline called HOPElineUK.


HOPElineUK: Telephone support line for young people or those who may be concerned about them.

Freephone:      0800 068 41 41

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Website contains information and advice for young people (up to age 25) including a list of organisations people can contact for support. YoungMinds also offer information and support for parents.

They run a parents helpline:           0808 802 5544 


Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous holds regular local meetings where people can share their experiences of difficulties with gambling.