Services offering mental health support in Leeds are open although many are adapting the way they can offer help to people at the moment, because of social distancing guidance.

We are keeping an A-Z log of changes to services, below:

If you can’t find a Leeds-based group or service listed here, please see their website or social media channels for more information. If you have any service updates not listed here please use our contact form.

Advonet offers a wide range of advocacy services for people living in the Leeds area.

You can find full details of their services at this time on their website, with basic details here:

  • they are continuing to provide one-to-one advocacy support by email, phone, instant messaging/text chat or video call.
  • they are also providing limited face-to-face advocacy where there is a need and where it is safe to do so: you can make a referral for advocacy on their Make a Referral page
  • you can find a range of self-advocacy resources on the Advonet website, including factsheets, the Speak4Yourself Card and and pack you can download
  • their Leeds Autism AIM team continues to offer online advocacy, peer support, groups and post-diagnostic support for newly-diagnosed autistic adults
  • Leeds Autism Aim has expanded their COVID-19 toolkit to include new guides and resources
  • the Leep1 team has expanded their online groups with increased digital inclusion workshops through “The Help Hub” and have begun face-to-face work in small support bubbles.
  • Leep1 members have access to a closed Facebook page.

If you need to contact Advonet, call 0113 244 0606 and leave a message or email office@advonet.org.uk.

Andy’s Man Club runs weekly talking groups for men around the UK, with groups currently running in person or online. They meet every Monday (except bank holidays) at 7pm and you can find details of your local group, including one in Leeds, on the club information page on their website.

For information about how to book on to one of their sessions, either in person or online, email info@andysmanclub.co.uk and their team will be able to assist.

You can stay up-to-date with Andy’s Man Club by following @andysmanclub on Facebook or @andysmanclubuk on Twitter.

Anxiety Leeds has postponed their twice monthly meetings for the time being. You can sign up to their mailing list to keep informed of further updates on their website.

Barca-Leeds has adapted their services to meet current guidelines.

The Reclaim project has free online facilitated groups for men or women, as well as mindfulness groups. They aim to support people who feel cut off from the world, providing a safe space where you will be accepted and not be judged when talking about mental health.

The details are:

  • Reclaim online women’s group: space for women who feel cut off from the world in these unprecedented times, who are registered with GPs in LS12 and LS13. It will run every Thursday from 10am to 11.30am and you can download a flyer with more information.
  • Reclaim online men’s group: providing a safe place for men to not feel judged, to be understood and accepted when talking about their mental health, for men registered with GPs in LS12 and LS13. It runs every Friday from 10am to 11.30am and you can download a flyer with more information.

You can also find out more about the Reclaim project and groups by contacting Barca-Leeds:

Call 0113 220 9037
Email counselling@barca-leeds.org

The West Leeds Men’s Network is using Zoom and WhatsApp to run groups online at the moment. The network aims to combat isolation amongst men in Armley and Bramley and there’s more information on the Barca-Leeds website or on the @westleedsmensnetwork Facebook page. You can contact also Ian for more information:

Call or text 07738 107 012
Email ian.pepper@barca-leeds.org

You can find out more about other Barca-Leeds services on their website or by contacting them:

Call 0113 255 9582

Basis supports indoor and street sex workers who identify as women, and young people who are sexually exploited. The office is currently closed, but Basis is offering some remote support, socially distanced face-to-face support and some appointments. They are remaining in touch with people they are already working with. You can find out more information about current services on the Basis webite.

At the moment, you can use your regular mobile phone contact, or contact the office:

Call 0113 243 0036

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm

They also have NetReach Live Chat service via their website open most weekday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm. To access, look for the ‘Chat Live with Us’ window at the bottom of the screen on their Basis sex work page.

You can find upates and get in touch via Facebook @BasisYorkshire1 and Twitter @BasisYorkshire or @BasisSexwork.

Battle Scars runs peer support groups for people who self-harm or their families. Face-to-face meetings are currently suspended, but they run a range of online groups using Zoom and a Facebook:

  • 5 standard groups running on different days and times, each group runs every 2 weeks and groups may be more suitable for people who frequently struggle with self-harm
  • Inbetweeners group for people who struggle with self-harm urges but rarely act on them, meets every 2 weeks on a Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Do Something Different mental health peer support group, with a mix of easy creative activities and discussion exploring the issues of mental health, runs every 4 weeks on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • parents and families online group, meets every other Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm, you need to be invited by joining the mailing list on their website
  • Facebook support group, closed so only members can post and offer support, open 24/7 to members worldwide, see website for information

You can find out about all the groups, get details of when they meet and how to join them (some need you to register) on the Battle Scars website.

You can keep up-to-date with Battle Scars on their website and Twitter @BattleScars_SHFacebook @BattleScarsSelfHarm or Instagram @battle_scars_sh pages.

You also can contact them:

Email info@battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk
Call 07410 380 747 (not a support or crisis number)

Carers Leeds has support and information for all unpaid carers in Leeds. They’re running a range of online groups, from drop-ins to meet the team to a book group, dementia carers to a games evening. You can find their full calendar of events and groups on their website or by reading the Carers News. You can also subscribe to the Carers News monthly email newsletter at the bottom of their homepage.

Carer Support Workers are continuing to take referrals and are keeping in contact with carers on their caseload by phone/email. All support groups, events, drop-ins, meetings and other face-to-face activities are cancelled until further notice. Anyone who is a carer or organisations who are in contact with carers who need support in Leeds can contact Carers Leeds for direct support.

To find out more, you can contact their advice line:

Call 0113 380 4300
Email advice@carersleeds.org.uk

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Carers Leeds has information about COVID-19, including a dedicated vaccine helpline for carers in Leeds. This helpline is open on Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, and aims to help carers access the vaccine as part of priority group 6. You can find out more on the website or by contacting the vaccine helpline:

Call 0113 246 8338
Email vaccines@carersleeds.org.uk

Community Links has a full update of services they on their website, where you can also find a list of service contacts.You can stay up-to-date with Community Links by following them on social media:

Twitter @commlinksnorth
Facebook @CommunityLinks

Connect Helpline is open every night from 6pm to 2am and support is available over the phone or online. You can request a call back and they will get back to you as soon as they can. To talk to someone online, visit their website and click the button at the top of the screen when it says Online. You can tell them a latest time for a call back or if you have any preferences for your support worker, such as gender.

Connect Helpline open: every night 6pm to 2am

Call 0808 800 1212

Get online support from Connect

Teen Connect is open Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 2am and Saturday to Sunday 6pm to 2am. Support is available over the phone, online, or by text. You can request a call back and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Or you can text them and a member of staff will let you know when someone will be available to talk with you. To talk to someone online, visit their website and click the button at the top of the screen when it says Online. You can tell them any preferences for your support, which is up to an hour long.

Teen Connect open: Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 2am; Saturday to Sunday 6pm to 2am

Call: 0808 800 1212
Text: 0771 566 1559

Get online support from Teen Connect

Deaf Connect is open on Monday evenings from 7pm to 11pm, offering support for Deaf people using BSL.

Contact using Glide or text: 07500 870 987
For FaceTime, email: survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk

Dial House is open 6pm to 2am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays phone and video support is available. When you call or text them a trained crisis support worker will be able to speak to you for up to 1 hour.

Call 0113 260 9328
Text 07922 249 452 (do not call this number, text only)

On Wednesdays and soon Saturdays, Dial House itself will be open for visits, with priority given to those who have not been able to access remote support this year. Referrals are made as normal, by calling 0113 260 9328 by 6pm.

Dial House@Touchstone is for people from a black or minority background. It’s open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 12 midnight and is offering phone support at the moment.

Call 0113 249 4675
Text 07763 581 853

Feel Good Factor runs wellbeing groups and activities for people in Chapeltown and Harehills. They create a monthly timetable to show what’s going on, with details of how you can join in. Groups and activities might be online or by telephone at the moment. You can find the latest timetable and other information about upcoming activities on their website’s news page. They also have a list of community wellbeing activities and you can also sign up to their email newsletter. For more information about Feel Good Factor, see their website or contact them:

Call 0113 350 4200
Email office@fgfleeds.org

Feel Good Factor are providing a telephone befriending service to support people over the age of 50 experiencing social isolation, increased anxiety and low mood during this lockdown period. To find out more about this, contact Shabana for further information:

Call 07523 515 267
Email shabana@fgfleeds.org

Forward Leeds is the alcohol and drug service in Leeds for adults, young people and families. You can find out how services are working at the moment on their website. Appointments might be taking place online, face-to-face or by phone. You can refer yourself or someone else to the service on the referrals page of their website, or by contacting them:

Call 0113 887 2477 on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
Email info@forwardleeds.co.uk

5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ The Recovery Academy, Forward Leeds is running groups online. You will need to book a place groups or courses by ringing reception or by speaking to your worker. You can see the 5 WAYS timetable, check if your group or course is available and read more details about how the sessions will run on the 5 WAYS page on the Forward Leeds website. You can also contact them or follow them on social media:

Call reception on 0113 887 2749
Email 5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk

Facebook @5WAYSLeeds
Twitter @5WAYSLeeds

Freedom From Torture helps survivors by providing therapy and support. They are providing one-to-one therapy sessions by phone or online, or in person for some people and are offering legal and welfare advice over the phone or online. They are are continuing to take referrals. You can the latest updates from Freedom From Torture on the news section on their website. You also can contact them for more information:

Call 020 7697 7777
Complete their online email form

GamCare is the leading UK provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. The National Gambling Helplineoperates 24/7 or Live Chat is available on their website. There is also an online Group Chat available or a 24/7 Forum.

National Gambling Helpline: call 0808 8020 133, open 24/7

Live Chat available online, open 24/7

GamCare Forum online, open 24/7

Group Chat available online: general chatroom open everyday at 1pm and 8pm; chatroom for family and friends open Mondays at 11.30am; peer support chatroomr Run by Peer Aid open Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Humans Being has a Long Distance Social Club for men, using Zoom to meet up once a week, open to men in a range of Leeds postcodes. The workshops explore how the culture of masculinity affects health and how we can start to challenge and change it for the better. You’ll get some valuable ideas that will help you support your own health and that of men around you. They also run free Zoom training sessions for men working, volunteering or living in Leeds. The workshops explore how the culture of masculinity affects health. You can find out more about Humans Being on their webiste, or by contacting them:

Call 0113 873 0028
Complete their online email form

Leeds Autism AIM (advocacy, information and mentoring) is running groups online using Zoom or Discord. Their groups are run by and for autistic adults ages 18 and over living in the Leeds area. The current groups are:

  • Women-Aligned Group open to autistic cis and trans women in the Leeds area. This includes femme-aligning non-binary people.
  • Peer support fortnightly sessions with a theme or topic, as chosen by the group. The sessions will run for one hour each and you can join as many or as few sessions as you like.
  • Autistic-led Creatives Group for all autistic creatives in Leeds to share and discuss their ongoing works. If you want to attend, you could do such things as read an excerpt from your novel, show your art or craft work, play a bit of music or discuss your latest ideas for your blog. You’ll get supportive feedback and encouragement from fellow autistic creatives.
  • Gaming group using the Discord app. The group will initially run on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5pm to 6pm, but may become more frequent.

You can find out more about Leeds Autism AIM’s groups by seeting their website https://leedsautismaim.wordpress.com/our-services/online-groups/ which also has a group timetable. You can contact them to find out more or fill in an online form:

Email leedsautismaim@advonet.org.uk

Leeds Dads offers support and social activities to dads in Leeds and their children. They are currently using their Facebook page to connect with dads across Leeds and host social and advice events on Facebook Live. They are also running some socially distanced walks for dads and children. You can find out more on Facebook, by signing up for their newsletter or by contacing them:

Leeds Dads Facebook page
online contact form
sign up for the newsletter
Email leedsdads@gmail.com

Leeds Disabled People’s Organisation (LDPO) is running social online at the moment, including a quiz on the third Monday of every month, using Zoom. You can find out more about social events and other news on their Facebook page or website. You can also find them on @Leeds_DPO.

Leeds Mental Health Drop-in – this service run by Touchstone and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in Beeston, Chapeltown, Armley and Seacroft has been cancelled until further notice.

Email: annas@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service is offering classes, workshops and one-to-one support remotely, either online, by telephone or video-conferencing, details on their website. They are continuing to screen and assess new referrals and you can refer yourself via their referrals page. The service also provides online video courses that can be accessed immediately, without an assessment:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Managing stress in parenthood
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Postnatal depression.

They are running Staying mentally well through a pandemic four week courses, developed and delivered live online. The course teaches skills to manage your mental wellbeing throughout all the changes and challenges caused by Covid-19. You can find out more and book a place on the next course on their courses page of their website.

For information about all support, therapy, courses and online work, please see the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service website. You can also contact them:

Call 0113 843 4388
Email leeds.mws@nhs.net

Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm

Leeds Mind are accepting new clients and encourage people to call Reception on 0113 305 5800 even, if they’re not quite sure what it is they need. Reception staff can talk through some options and signpost to Leeds Mind services or elsewhere, depending on the needs of the caller. More information can be found on the services page of their website, which has a list of all activities and support on offer and how you can access them. There is also an update showing current changes to services.

Leeds Mind’s Peer Support Service has gone online at the moment, working via Zoom. Spaces are limited at groups and on courses, so booking is essential. You can find more details, including the current timetable, on the peer support page on their website. You can contact for more information about booking:

Call 0113 305 5800
Email peersupport@leedsmind.org.uk

The waiting lists of their counselling serviceds are currently full and therefore closed. More information about will appear on their counselling pages or social media channels, where they will publicise when appointments become available. Follow Leeds Mind on social media:

Twitter @LeedsMind
Facebook @LeedsMind

Men’d: Peer Support service for self-identifying men across Leeds is currenlty closed to new referrals. You can find out more about the service on the Men’d page on the Leeds Mind website.

THRU (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) offers weekly peer support for 16-25 year olds, initially for up to 6 months. Group support is available online with Zoom and new referrals are being taken. You can find out more about the service and how to be referred on the THRU page of their website. You can also contact them:

Call 0113 305 5800
Email peersupport@leedsmind.org.uk

Leeds Mind also runs a telephone befriending service SELF (South & East Leeds Friends) which offers telephone befriending support to people 50 and over, with the aim of reducing social isolation. The service is currently closed to new referrals, but you can check on the SELF befriending page of their website for updates or contact them for more information:

Call 0113 305 5800
Email info@leedsmind.org.uk

Young Black Minds is a group for male-identifying Black individuals, aged 16 to 25, who live in Leeds. It’s run by Leeds Mind in partnership with Black Health Initiative. If you’re interested in joining the group or would like any more information, please see the Young Black Minds page on their website, or contact and self-refer to Leeds Mind Peer Support:

Call 0113 305 5800
Email peersupport@leedsmind.org.uk

You can find out about all Leeds Mind Services on their website or keep up-to-date on social media:

Twitter @LeedsMind
Facebook @LeedsMind

Leeds Recovery College delivers a range of courses to help increase awareness and understanding of mental health, wellbeing and personal recovery. Courses are free to attend and are open to any adults who live, work or study in Leeds and would like to learn more about mental wellbeing (this includes staff and carers). You do not need a referral to join a workshop. You can find out more on their webpage or find details of the courses on their find a course page. You can also contact them:

Call 0113 855 5127
Email leedsrecoverycollege.lypft@nhs.net

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service (LSBS) offers compassionate support to people bereaved by suicide, including individuals, families or work places. They are running groups and workshops online at the moment, including:

  • Civic Hall monthly bereaved by suicide support group
  • understanding triggers after suicide bereavement workshop
  • coping with annversaires workshop
  • support for specific loss groups
  • creativity sessions
  • Living with my loss 6 week course

You can find out more and refer yourself to groups or workshops on the group work page on their website. You can also refer yourself for one-to-one support using the referral form on their homepage. Contact them:

Call Leeds Mind reception on 0113 305 5800
Email info@leedssbs.org.uk

Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) has had to make some difficult decisions about service provision. Check the LSLCS website for latest updates or follow them on Twitter @LSLCS.

Connect Helpline is open every night from 6pm to 2am and support is available over the phone or online. You can request a call back and they will get back to you as soon as they can. To talk to someone online, visit their website and click the button at the top of the screen when it says Online. You can tell them a latest time for a call back or if you have any preferences for your support worker, such as gender.

Connect Helpline open: every night 6pm to 2am

Call: 0808 800 1212
Get online support from Connect

Teen Connect is open Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 2am and Saturday to Sunday 6pm to 2am. Support is available over the phone, online, or by text. You can request a call back and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Or you can text them and a member of staff will let you know when someone will be available to talk with you. To talk to someone online, visit their website and click the button at the top of the screen when it says Online. You can tell them any preferences for your support, which is up to an hour long.

Teen Connect open: Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 2am; Saturday to Sunday 6pm to 2am

Call 0808 800 1212
Text 0771 566 1559

Get online support from Teen Connect

Deaf Connect is open on Monday evenings from 7pm to 11pm, offering support for Deaf people using BSL.

Contact using Glide or text: 07500 870 987
For FaceTime, email: survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk

Dial House@Touchstone is for people from a black or minority background. It’s open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 12 midnight and is offering phone support at the moment.

Call 0113 249 4675
Text 07763 581 853

Dial House is open 6pm to 2am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays phone and video support is available. When you call or text them a trained crisis support worker will be able to speak to you for up to 1 hour.

Call 0113 260 9328
Text 07922 249 452 (do not call this number, text only)

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Dial House itself will be open for visits, with priority given to those who have not been able to access remote support this year. Referrals are made as normal, by calling 0113 260 9328 by 6pm.

LSLCS groups are currently postponed, apart from their Combatting Isolation group, which runs on Zoom every Thursday from 12.30pm to 2pm. It’s a safe online space for people in Leeds who are feelng lonely or isolated to chat and connect with others. You can find out more by contacting:

Call 0113 260 9328
Email survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk

Leeds Women’s Aid (LWA) and Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) are operating most of their services, details on the LDVS website. Drop-ins are temporarily suspended but the refuges, 24/7 helpline & IDVA service remain open. If you need support, contact:

Call 0113 246 0401 (24/7 helpline)
Email administration@leedswomensaid.org.uk

LWA and Women’s Lives Leeds have an online chat service for those women who are currently trapped with their abuser. The online chat is available on the Leeds Women’s Aid website and is open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 3pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The Community Engagement team are also available to provide one-to-one support by calling them for an appointment. Their contact details are:

Leeds Women Counselling and Therapy Service (WCTS) offices are closed for face-to-face services, but they are using phone or video calls using Zoom. You can find out more about their services on the WCTS website. You can also follow them on social media for updates, tips and resources:

Twitter @LeedsWCTS

WCTS is currenltly taking referrals for some of their services, some of which you can refer yourself to and others need a professional referral. You can find out more about these services and how to access them on the homepage of their website.

You can also contact WCTS:

Call 0113 245 5725 (office number, not a crisis helpline)
Text 07590 863 205 (not a crisis helpline)
Email info@womenstherapyleeds.org.uk

Open Monday to Friday, office hours. They have a confidential answer phone service so please leave a message if you reach their voice mail-box.

Linking Leeds is the city-wide social prescribing service for people in Leeds aged 16 years and over. They connect people to services and activities in their community in order to benefit their health and wellbeing and are currently supporting people by phone. You can access Linking Leeds’ services through your GP or other professional, or by referring yourself:

Complete an online introduction form

Call the Linking Leeds Hub 0113 336 7612, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Find out more about Linking Leeds on the Community Links website

Live Well Leeds offers community-based support to people in Leeds with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, aged 18 and over. The service is offering telephone support sessions, online support groups, online creative community groups and referrals to sources of food and other practical help. More information can be found on the Live Well Leeds website. You can be reffered by a professional or refer yourself to Live Well Leeds, by phone, email or online from:

Call 0113 219 2727
Email info@livewellleeds.org.uk
Complete online form

LYPFT (Leeds and Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) is the mental health and learning disability NHS trust for Leeds. They run a range of services supporting people’s mental health in Leeds. You can find details of any changes affecting service users, carers and the public during the Coronavirus response on their website.

Market Place, The offers free, confidential support for 11 to 25 year olds in Leeds, including one-to-one support, counselling, group work and drop-in. They have adapted how they deliver some services and you can find more details on their website. They are currently offering:

  • 30 minutes of telephone support for ages 11 to 17 delivered by a qualified member of their team, available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm. You can book a session using the Telephone Support Booking Form on their website. 11 to 25 year olds can also ring on the day (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) to see if there is an appointment available. Call 0113 246 1659
  • pre-booked face-to-face drop-in sessions for ages 11 to 25 on Mondays and Thursdays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. There are appointments for 11 to 17 year olds only on Fridays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm. You can book an appointment using the Drop-in Sessions Booking Form. 11 to 25 year olds can also ring on any day the drop-in is open to see if there is an appointment available. Call 0113 246 1659
  • The Market Place are currently accepting counselling referrals for long and short term counselling. People aged 11 to 17 can contact them to request a referral: call 0113 246 1659. Their next referral day for 18-23 year olds is Wednesday 7 April 2021. To request a referral form, you must ring 0113 246 1659 at 11am on that day. Spaces are limited and they will work on a first come, first served basis
  • They also offer bereavement support for 11 to 19 year olds and FACS (Fast Access Counselling and Support) with 4 sessions of crisis counselling for ages 11 to 25. You can find out more about these on the counselling page of their website.

Find more information about all services and updates, including service agreements and checklists, on their home page, You can also call them or follow them on social media to keep up-to-date:

Call 0113 246 1659

Facebook @themarketplaceleeds
Twitter @MarketPlaceLds
Instagram @themarketplaceleeds

See details of The Market Place’s Safe Zone service under LSLCS, above, or under Safe Zone, below.

Mentally Healthy Leeds works with people at risk of experiencing poor mental health and are supporting new and existing service users remotely. The teams are working with Leeds City Council and the food banks to operate food parcel deliveries for vulnerable people that are unable to access food / medicines. They are also offering one-to-one support phone calls, virtual groups such as quizzes, games and wellbeing discussions. They are also offering daily online content such as brain teasers and wellbeing messages, particularly though social media. Find more information on the Touchstone website, contact Mental Healthy Leeds or keep up-to-date with social media channels:

Call 0113 248 4880, open 9am to 5pm on Monday to Fridays
Email mhl@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Facebook @MHealthyLeeds
Twitter @Mhealthyleeds
Instagram @Mhealthyleeds

Northpoint Wellbeing provide mental health and wellbeing services and are offering, wherever possible, individual support by telephone, online meetings or face-to-face. You can find more about the counselling and services available and how to access them, on their website or by contacting them:

Call 0113 245 0303
Email info@northpoint.org.uk

Perinatal mental health support in Leeds: you can find information about changes in delivery for services that support women and families with emotional health during the perinatal period (pregnancy and in the first year after birth), including useful web links, our website.

Relate Bradford and Leeds is offering free counselling for Leeds families, couples and young people for a limited period, due to some COVID Lottery Funding. The free services available to low income families/individuals in Leeds are:

  • Family Counselling
  • Couple’s Relationship Counselling
  • Young People’s Counselling

Visit the Relate website for further information. People can refer themselves or inter-agency referrals are accepted, both via the website. You can also contact them:

Call 01274 726 096, open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm and Friday from 9am to 3pm
Email information@relatebradford.com

Safe Zone is a partnership with The Market Place and LSLCS that offers crisis support for 11 to 17 year olds. At present it’s offering telephone support only, and is open on Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. You can find more details on The Market Place website. To make a referral or refer yourself, contact them:

Call for referral 0113 819 8189 on Monday, Thursday or Sunday between 5pm and 8pm

Service is then open from 6pm to 9pm. Referrals run on a first come, first served basis.

St Vincent’s Support Centre the centre is closed to the public until further notice, although they are still offering their support services, including delivering hot food and providing food parcels. You can find out more details on their website or contact them:

Solace offers mental health and wellbeing support for refugees and asylum seekers in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The waiting list for adult therapy in Leeds is currently closed, but they are accepting referrals to their Children and families wellbeing project and Connecting opportunities. You can find out more about these services and how refer yourself on the Solace website. You can also contact them:

Call 07899 304 905
Email info@solace-uk.org.uk

Solace has also added some free online relaxation exercises for anyone to use on their website.

Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) offers support to all women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence, of any kind, at any time in their lives. You can contact their helpline for support:

Call 0808 802 3344
Text 078 600 22 880
Email support@sarsvl.org.uk

Helpline open: Monday 12 noon to 2pm, Tuesday 8pm to 10pm, Wednesday 6pm to 8pm and Sunday 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The text and email helpline can be contacted at any time and they will be able to respond to messages during the helpline opening hours. If you need to contact the SARSVL office, please use email using the following contacts:

You can find updates on the SARSVL website for more details or you can also follow them on social media: see @SARSVL on Twitter.

If you need support outside of these hours, the national Rape Crisis Helpline is open every day:

Call 0808 802 9999
Use Live Chat on their website

Open 12 noon to 2.30 pm and 7pm to 9.30pm, every day of the year

The Market Place offers free, confidential support for 11 to 25 year olds in Leeds, including one-to-one support, counselling, group work and drop-in. They have adapted how they deliver some services and you can find more details on their website. They are currently offering:

  • 30 minutes of telephone support for ages 11 to 17 delivered by a qualified member of their team, available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm. You can book a session using the Telephone Support Booking Form on their website. 11 to 25 year olds can also ring on the day (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) to see if there is an appointment available. Call 0113 246 1659
  • pre-booked face-to-face drop-in sessions for ages 11 to 25 on Mondays and Thursdays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. There are appointments for 11 to 17 year olds only on Fridays from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm. You can book an appointment using the Drop-in Sessions Booking Form. 11 to 25 year olds can also ring on any day the drop-in is open to see if there is an appointment available. Call 0113 246 1659
  • The Market Place are currenltly accepting counselling referrals for long and short term counselling. People aged 11 to 17 can contact them to request a referral: call 0113 246 1659. Their next referral day for 18-23 year olds is Wednesday 7 April 2021. To request a referral form, you must ring 0113 246 1659 at 11am on that day. Spaces are limited and they will work on a first come, first served basis
  • They also offer bereavement support for 11 to 19 year olds and FACS (Fast Access Counselling and Support) with 4 sessions of crisis counselling for ages 11 to 25. You can find out more about these on the counselling page of their website.

Find more information about all services and updates, including service agreements and checklists, on their home page, You can also call them or follow them on social media to keep up-to-date:

Call 0113 246 1659

Facebook @themarketplaceleeds
Twitter @MarketPlaceLds
Instagram @themarketplaceleeds

See details of The Market Place’s Safe Zone service under LSLCS, above, or under Safe Zone, below.

THRU (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) is run by Leeds Mind for 16-25 year olds, offering peer support initially for up to 6 months. Group support is available online with Zoom and new referrals are being taken. You can find out more about the service and how to refer yourself on the THRU page of the Leeds Mind website. You can also contact them:

Call 0113 305 5800
Email peersupport@leedsmind.org.uk

Touchstone services has a full update on services available on their website. You can also contact them for updates: email covid19@touchstonesupport.org.uk

Well-bean Hope in a Crisis Café is open 7 nights a week from 6pm to 12 midnight. The service currently operates one-to-one support over the phone or online via Zoom 5 nights a week, with face-to-face support offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Crisis Café staff will assess your needs at the point of referral to the “Touchstone Loves Food Project” if you are unable to access food. You can find updates about the Well-bean Café on the Touchstone website.

If you wish to make a referral please call:

Celf referral 07760 173 476
Professional referral 07760 173 505

Open 6pm to 12 midnight

West Leeds Men’s Health Network run by Barca-Leeds is using Zoom and WhatsApp to run groups online at the moment. The network aims to combat isolation amongst men in Armley and Bramley and there’s more information on the Barca-Leeds website or on the @westleedsmensnetwork Facebook page. You can contact also Ian for more information:

Call or text 07738 107 012
Email ian.pepper@barca-leeds.org

You can find out more about other Barca-Leeds services on their website or by contacting them:

Call 0113 255 9582.

Victim Support offers free, confidential support to anyone in England or Wales affected by crime, regardless of whether it has been reported or how long ago it happened. Their Supportline is open 24/7, you can also contact the West Yorkshire support team, or use Live Chat on their website. You can find more details on their website, including how to request support using an online form and about support available 24/7 using My Support Space. Get support and advice:

Call the free national Supportline 08 08 16 89 111

Use Live Chat from their homepage – Live Chat and Supportline are open every day 24/7

Complete the online form to request support

Victim Support team in West Yorkshire: contact 0300 303 1971, open 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday.

Yorkshire Mediation offers mediation for workplaces, neighbours, families, schools and young people and tenants/landlords. They are continuing to operate at the moment and you can see the full list of services on their website. To contact them, you can use their online form or get in touch:

Call 0113 242 4110
Email info@yorkshiremediation.org

Complete the online form

Yorkshire Mesmac offers services to various communities across Yorkshire, including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults. They are not currently offering HIV or other testing at any sites, but they are running some of their LGBT+ social or support groups online. You can find their full range of services and who is eligible for them on their website and a list of updates for during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can follow them on social media to keep updated on their services, or contact the Leeds office:

Call 0113 244 4209
Email leeds@mesmac.co.uk

Facebook @YorkshireMESMAC
Twitter @yorkshiremesmac
Instagram @yorkshiremesmac

Your Space Leeds works with people in the LS8, LS9, LS10 and LS11 area of Leeds aiming to promote healthier living and wellbeing. They offer groups and creative activities that help people look after their physical and mental health and have adapted to working online and by phone. They are currently offering a variety of groups and activities, including:

  • Facebook groups: Community Wellbeing Groups in LS8, LS9, LS10, LS11, Burmontoft and Your Space Mens Group
  • Zoom groups: Chocolate Chat Chill LS9, CCC LS8, CCC LS11, Journaling group (all weekly) and daily
  • Whats app Groups: LS9 Choc Chat Chill group, LS11 WhatsApp group and WhatsApp Wellbeing with training resources and self-led exercises
  • one-to-one phone support
  • online quiz and bingo events
  • Creative groups, weekly chats and more, online

You canf find out more about Your Space Leeds on the Touchstone website and also see their Covid-19 service udpate. You can keep-up-date and see the resources and ideas they share by following their social media channels:

Facebook @yourspaceleeds
Twitter @yourspaceleeds
Instagram @your_spaceleeds

To contact Your Space Leeds of find out about joining a group:

Call 0113 426 1141
Email yourspace@touchstonesupport.org.uk