Adult mental health support

If your life or another's is in immediate danger call 999 or visit West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention.

One in four adults' experiences at least one mental health problem in any one year. Mental health problems can lead to many problems, including:

  • low mood
  • depression
  • anger
  • anxiety

If you, or a loved one, are experiencing mental health problems, getting help and support is essential.

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Self-care

Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more, and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and well-being.

Choose Well

The South West Yorkshire Partnership has launched a new guide to help adults in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield to ‘choose well’ when looking after their mental health and wellbeing. You can access and download the guide here.

Mental health support lines

Samaritans

Offering a safe place to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal. Telephone support is available 24hrs a day – 365 days a year. Call: 01924 116 123 (this number is free to call)

Turning Point Talking Therapies

Turning Point Talking Therapies

Offers specialist and integrated services across England and Wales, focusing on:

  • substance misuse
  • learning disability
  • mental health
  • employment

The service is designed to provide quick and easy access to a range of psychological therapies – so you can get the help you need, when you need it. Call: 01924 234 860

GP practice 

Your GP can refer you to secondary mental health services or prescribe medication. For a list of services in Wakefield visit here.

Community mental health support services

Andy’s Man club


A talking group which provides a place for men to come together in a safe environment. Here they can talk about issues/problems they have faced or are currently facing.

Spectrum People


Supporting any individual of any age experiencing mental health issues. This  helps people take their own steps towards overcoming these barriers. 

Call: 07720899781

Email: spectrumpeople@spectum-cic.nhs.uk


Carers Wakefield and District


Support unpaid adult carers in Wakefield District. This helps those who give their time and energy to look after a family member or friend who needs support due to an illness or disability.

Call: 01924 305544


Facing the Future

Facing the Future has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care. This is to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide.

Call: 01924 377011


Healthwatch Wakefield

 

Your health and social care champion in Wakefield District. We make sure NHS and social care decision-makers hear your voice.

Call: 01924 787379

Gambling support

NHS gambling support

If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available. Don’t suffer in silence. NHS gambling treatment clinics offer specialist support across England. Their team can:

  • treat you if gambling is causing you problems
  • support you with your recovery
  • provide therapy for any health needs you have linked to gambling
  • support your family or friends if they need help

Find out what help is available and how to self-refer at Help for problems with gambling. You can also call them on 0300 300 1490.

The website has helpful advice, including:

  • an online tool that identifies if you are at risk of your gambling getting out of hand
  • links to charities that offer free, confidential support to people who are gambling

Gambling understood

Their support includes:

  • useful information
  • 'knowing the facts’ behind gambling and betting
  • how we're encouraged to gamble despite the potential harms

Understanding how gambling companies work means making more informed decisions about taking part.

Catch A Falling Star Wakefield Adult Mental Health Support Group

Our group gathers to support and share experiences related to mental health. We meet in a relaxed setting, offering a welcoming environment. You can bring a friend, family member, partner, support worker, or caregiver if you wish.

Refreshments are provided, and attendance is free.

Stay updated on our events by liking our Facebook page.

We meet every two weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm to 8:15pm.

We are currently looking for new premises after our previous venue in the Ridings Centre was taken over by new ownership.

We will update you when this happens and keep an eye (and follow if you wish) our main Facebook page where we will advertise our new venue once we have been able to secure it.

You can also contact us through our Facebook page too with any questions about the group or for general information.

In the meantime we are running our group meetings fortnightly in Thornes Park in Wakefield or online through Zoom. Check our Facebook Group for listings of our current events.

The Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Support Service

Offers support to adults aged 17 years and above with Mental Health Needs.

We offer support to adults aged 17 and above with mental health needs. Our service provides drop-in sessions throughout the district. Here you can receive advice, guidance, and one-on-one listening. We also have a support program that offers personalised help to meet individual needs. Our peer support groups bring people together to share knowledge, experiences. They also provide emotional and practical support to one another.

Call: 01924 339157

Email: wakefield.support@richmondfellowship.org.uk


Here for you

If you or someone you know is feeling down, worried, or overwhelmed, Here For You can help. Their friendly team is available every night from 6pm until midnight in Leeds, Kirklees, and Wakefield.

The service provides free and private in-person support for anybody 16 years or older in Leeds and Wakefield, or 18 years or older in Kirklees.

One-to-one support is available to those who would like to discuss issues in private. There is also a social space each evening available for up to 6 people, who would prefer to be around others.

To access support, call your local team on the same night you want support:

Kirklees: 07741900395

Leeds: 07760173476

Wakefield: 07776962815

If you don’t have credit or feel worried about calling, you can text first and a member of the team will give you a call back.

To find out more, please visit: www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/hereforyou

Or follow on social media @HereForYouTS.


Age UK Wakefield District

 

A mental health service for older people called ‘Wraparound’. All calls will be responded to within 24 hours, Wraparound is not a crisis service. The Wraparound team is made up of Age UK Wakefield District staff.

They have expertise in managing mental health in older people, and a team of experienced volunteers. This team offer time to listen to the needs of psychologically vulnerable older people. They do this by providing the space for older people to express their fears and concerns during the lockdown. The team will also provide support with the transition to life after the lockdown.

Call: Single Point of Contact reception - 01977 552114

The Mental Health Foundation

Is a charity that works to help people thrive through:

  • understanding
  • protecting
  • sustaining their mental health 

Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASAC)

We provide support to individuals who have experienced rape or sexual violence. Our services are available to those aged 13 and above, residing in Kirklees, Calderdale, or Wakefield, regardless of their gender identity.

We offer support through two main teams: the Therapeutic Team and the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Team.

Our Therapeutic Team provides a wide range of support services. These include counselling, art therapy, group therapy, Reiki, support sessions, and a helpline service. Our ISVA Team offers specialised and confidential support for survivors of sexual violence. They can help you understand your options, go with you to appointments, and support you in making informed choices.

If you need support or more information, you can reach our helpline service through telephone, email, or web chat.

Our contact details and opening times can be found here. We are here to listen, believe, and support you!


Men's Health Forum

The Men's Health Forum is a charity that works to improve health services for men and the mental and physical health of men. They provide information, advice, and support. Facebook page here.


ManHealth

A Community Interest Company providing peer support for men suffering depression and other mental health issues. Find our Facebook page here.

Live Web chat: Every evening, 6 – 10pm.

Uniting WF Mental Health and Wellbeing

A local Facebook group which provides information on groups, events, and activities across the district that help to better support mental health and wellbeing.

Wakefield Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities on a wide range of issues. This includes benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more.

Call: 0344 411 1444

Well Women Centre

Offers a variety of emotional and practical support for women only, around well-being, including group work, counselling and a variety of therapies, providing a safe place to be part of a learning community.

Call: 01924 211114

GASPED

Offers information, advice, and support for those affected by a loved one's drug and/or alcohol misuse. They also offer assistance to male victims of domestic violence. This includes one-on-one support, advice, information, signposting, liaising on your behalf if needed, and counselling.

Call us or email resourcecentre@gasped.co.uk Call: 01924 787501

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