Mental health

Mental health is important and local support is available. This goes beyond the NHS and includes our Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners offer 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. A range of helpful resources can be found by visiting the following websites

  • People living in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield can find help and support from Choose Well, provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 
  • Children and young people living in Wakefield can find support and resources from WF I Can, in Calderdale from Open Minds and in Kirklees from Thriving Kirklees.
  • People living in Leeds can find help and support from our trusted partners at MindWell (for adults) and MindMate (for children and young people). 
  • People living in Bradford District and Craven can find help and support from Healthy Minds.
  • This May Help is aimed at parents and carers who may have concerns about their child’s mental health. Well-known presenters are helping raise awareness of this new national initiative launched by Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership. 

Looking after your mental health and sources of

  • 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.
  • is a good resource for information about mental health, including a self-assessment tool. 
  • For urgent help in a mental health crisis, call your local 24 hr helpline:
    • Bradford 0800 952 1181
    • Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale 0800 183 0558


NHS 111 

The NHS 111 mental health option is now live across West Yorkshire and can be used to access crisis services. If you need urgent help for your mental health Get help from 111 online or call 111 and select the mental health option. 


Young people 

For overnight support for young people and children experiencing a mental health crisis call NightOwls on 0800 1488244; text on 07984 376950  or chat online at


Suicide prevention – Check-in with your mate 

The West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention website is a dedicated information portal to help people with suicidal thoughts and those concerned for the mental wellbeing of anyone who lives in West Yorkshire.

Key content includes: details of organisations that support people who are feeling suicidal in each area – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

Information about WestYorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service is also available, along with the latest news and information from suicide prevention partners locally and nationally.

The site also has a growing collection of suicide prevention resources to use and share.

The Suicide Prevention Programme’s latest campaign, Check in
With Your Mate, urges people to start conversations about mental health with the men in their life – at home, in the community and at work.

View and share the resources of the campaign at