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