Help and Support – Links to further help and support available can be found here
24 Hour Mental Health Help Line 0800 183 0558
A confidential helpline for anyone with mental health needs and their carers.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Bereavement-Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
Phone: 01924 304 172 (Single point of access for advice and support)
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
Important update: Childline are working a little differently because of coronavirus. But you can still speak to a counsellor every day from 7:30am – 3:30am.
Phone: 0800 11 11
If you’re in immediate danger call 999, or call 101 if you’d like to make a report.
For advice, help and support WDDAS are here to help. Please call 0800 915 1561
Please note this line is open 8:30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday and 8:30am – 4:30pm Friday.
Directory of Domestic Abuse Support April 2023
Help at the Hub
A new Wakefield based service to help everyone deal with the impacts of the Covid crisis on jobs, finances and much more*
Mentally Healthy Schools – Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing
NHS: Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
NHS: Mood assessment and Mental Health Wellbeing Audio Guides
If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, the NHS are there to help.
Nip in the Bud
Nip in the Bud® has been set up to encourage awareness about mental health disorders in young children. There are films accompanied by downloadable fact sheets explaining symptoms to look out for, to spot early signs of distress which may require further monitoring.
NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe – Support for Parents
Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health problems in everyday life and during the coronavirus pandemic.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 or text 07860039967 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)
Place 2 Be
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
Advice and tips for helping your relationship stay healthy. Relate has increased the availability of our highly trained counsellors to support everyone’s relationships.
Free, anytime support, providing a listening ear and emotional support Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but to take action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others and encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) – Survivors Trust
Are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic Phone: 0330 223 0099.
SARCs (sexual assault referral centres) are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They are designed to be comfortable and multi-functional, providing private space for interviews and forensic examinations, and some may also offer sexual health and counselling services. Their services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.
If you are aged 16 years or older and are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District, you can access NICE recommended therapies at Turning Point Talking Therapies by contacting 01924 234860 or email: Wakefield.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has been affected by a crime Phone: 0300 303 1971.
Wakefield Safe Space
WAKEFIELD SAFE SPACE IS NOW OPEN
Our referral lines are open from 6pm until Midnight.
Please get in touch
WF I Can
An Online resource for children and young people in Wakefield.
Giving hope to grieving children and supporting families. Winston’s Wish support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling
Phone: 08088 020021.
Resources for children and young people, parents and professionals about looking mental health and wellbeing