Mental health

Mental health is important. This goes beyond the NHS and includes Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners offering a wide range of support and resources that are available to everyone who needs them. The support available from these trusted partners can keep you well and help you through all parts of your care journey.

Don’t wait until you are in crisis. There’s a wide range of support and resources available to everyone who needs them and can help promote and maintain good mental health.

A range of helpful resources can be found by visiting the following websites: 


Looking after your mental health and sources of support

  • Your physical health can affect your mental health. Staying physically well is important. Simple routines around exercise and a focus on healthy eating, limiting alcohol use and engaging in social activities can all contribute to wellbeing.
  • For urgent help in a mental health crisis, call your local 24 hr helpline:
    • Leeds 0800 183 1485
    • Bradford 0800 952 1181
    • Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale 0800 183 0558.
  • For overnight support for young people and children experiencing a mental health crisis call NightOwls on 0300 200 3900; text on 07984 392700 or chat online at
  • If you work in a health and care environment, and are experiencing feelings that are difficult to cope with, a staff support line is available from 8am-8pm every day on 0808 196 3833. You can also chat online at