The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Crisis Support

Need to talk to someone? Confidential and emotional support 24/7

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

Call: 01132344150 or 08088081677 or visit

Provides support, information and practical advice.

  • Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service

Open 6pm-12am on Tuesday and Thursdays.Call 01132494675 or text 07763581853 on the night you wish to visit.

53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX

Crisis service for people from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.

  • Connect Helpline

Call Connect if you are feeling anxious, lonely, angry or just need to talk. 08088001212

Emotional support and information for people in Leeds open 6pm-2am every night of the year.

  • Leeds Domestic Violence Service


Provides confidential support, information and access to emergency accommodation. 24 hour helpline


Call: 08088023344, Text: 07797803211, Email:

Provides confidential emotional support for women and girls affected by sexual violence of any kind.

  • Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Call: 01133055803, Email: ,Visit: 

If someone you were close to has ended their own life you can access one to one support, group support, family support and counselling.

  • WELL-BEAN Café

Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday and all bank holiday evening.Lincoln Green Community Centre, 29 Cromwell Mount, LS9 7JB

6pm-12am, ring 07760173476 on the evening you’d like to visit.

This café is a safe space open to all experiencing crisis.

  • Money Buddies

Call 01132350276 or Visit

If you’re having problems with money or need support dealing with debt, visit Money Buddies for free confidential, impartial advice.


Speak to an advisor on the National Gambling Helpline

Freephone: 08088020133 (7 days a week 8am-midnight)

Is problem gambling affecting you or those close to you.

  • Teen Connect Call: 08088001212 or Text: 07715661559 (open every night 6pm-2am) 

Online Support:

Emotional support for 13-18 year olds in Leeds Teaching Hospitals

  • Leeds Housing Options

 Call 01132224412 or 07891273939 (out of office hours only 5pm-8am)

 Advice Service for people who are homeless at risk of homelessness or simply want advice about housing options.

  • Forward Leeds  

Advice, information and support if you are concerned about your alcohol or drug abuse or someone else’s. You can also call to refer yourself to the services in Leeds. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 01138872477

  • Andy’s Man Club

Come have a brew and a chat- it’s okay to talk.Leeds College of Building, North Street, LS2 7QT

Meet every Monday 7pm (except bank holidays)

Peer Support Group for Men

  • Citizens Advice Leeds

Call: 01132234400

Can help with legal, money, welfare and housing issues by providing free independent and confidential support.

If you are 19 and under you can contact Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Speak to a counsellor straight away on 08001111

Online, on the phone anytime.

If you’re a young person, Mindmate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support.


Places to contact in crisis

Whilst the Trust offers individual therapy and support for psychological difficulty surrounding your health condition, it may be that you are experiencing significant immediate distress that poses a risk to your safety (including thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life). If you have these concerns then there are several places you can contact. The information below is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of advice by an appropriate health professional.


You can contact your GP if you are concerned about your mental health, and feel at risk of harming yourself. Your GP will be able to get you in contact with additional support services if necessary. Your GP may also discuss potential medications to help with your mood or review existing medications.


Samaritans offer a completely confidential, non-advice support service to help people talk through their concerns, worries and troubles. Samaritans is available to anyone 24/7, however distressed. You do not have to be suicidal to contact the Samaritans.(tel: 116 123, e-mail:

Local Single Point of Access (SPA)

This is a community service that receives self-referrals and those from other professionals involved in your care (from hospital or community). The Single Point of Access offers an initial assessment of a person’s mental health needs, sign-posting them to the appropriate service. This is a useful number to ring if you feel as though you are experiencing a crisis in mental health or frequent and severe suicidal thoughts. This is also a useful number to ring if you have had previous involvement with your local community mental health team and you are feeling unsafe. Each locality in West Yorkshire has a different contact phone number:

Leeds: Freephone 0800 183 1485

For non-urgent referrals please use the updated SPA referral form which you can email to

This form can be used to refer to the Care Homes Team, Memory Services, Community Mental Health Service and Older People’s Service Community Mental Health Service (65+).

This form and further information about non-urgent referrals can be found on the LYPFT Referrals website page.

Kirklees and Calderdale: 01924 316830

Wakefield: 01924 316900

Bradford (first response) (Covers Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven): 01274 221181 

York: 01904 526582

Hull: 01482 301701

999 + Local Accident & Emergency departments:

If you are feeling severely distressed and have plans to end your life or have already taken action to do so, your local A&E is often the most appropriate place to contact.  

If you are receiving input from a Clinical Psychologist or Counsellor within the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and experience suicidal thoughts then they will assist you in determining the appropriate level of support, either alongside or as an alternative to therapy.  

Employee Assistance Programme- Care First

Care first offer staff a confidential free phone 24/7 counselling helpline where you can call any time of day, any day of the year and access immediate in the moment support from an accredited and professionaly trained UK based cousnellor. The support is completely confidential and you can access help by calling 0800 174 319 free from UK mobile and landlines. You can contact the Care first service as many times as you need for in the moment support.