Mental health support

One in four adults experience at least one mental health problem in any one year. It is the largest single cause of disability.

Mental health problems can lead to many problems, including low mood and depression, anger and anxiety. If you, or a loved one, are experience mental health problems, getting help and support is essential.

Your GP can provide advice on the support that is available, or you can also get support from the services listed below.

If you want advice on how manage and improve your mental wellbeing, see our information on the five ways to wellbeing.

Local support services

​Intervention​State of mind​Support services
Crisis /
Going to immediately harm self or othersEmergency services: 999

You are concerned about the safety or well-being of an adult at risk or older person (e.g. visible signs of injury, malnourished)

Social Care Direct: 0345 8 503 503
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Hearing voices/seeing things
  • Mentions they have a Psychiatrist/Nurse
  • Mentions they have bipolar/personality disorder
  • Serious hoarding behaviour
  • Unable to leave the house
  • Not making sense at all when talking
  • Displaying distressing behaviours
  • Ask them to ring their GP Practice
  • Ask them to ring NHS 111 for advice
  • Encourage them to re-engage with mental health services if already engaged
  • Advise them to call the Samaritans on 116123
Support from
  • Problems with low mood/tearfulness
  • Feeling down/anxious
  • Feeling irritable/stressed
  • Poor sleep
  • Not been up to much
  • Poor concentration
  • House very untidy
  • Poor self-care (not getting dressed etc)
Self Care
  • Not feeling right, stressed
  • Not feeling quite themselves
  • Don't see many people
  • Isolated
  • Not sleeping

Mental Health Self Care Services (Wakefield)

Wakefield Citizens Advice Bureau

  • Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more.
  • Call: 0344 411 1444
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Well Women Centre

  • Offers a variety of emotional and practical support for women only, around wellbeing, including group work, counselling and a variety of therapies, providing a safe place and to be part of a learning community
  • Call: 01924 211114
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  • 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 available 24hrs a day – 365 days a year

Yorkshire MESMAC Wakefield

  • MESMAC is a sexual health organisation that offers support and services for individuals and community groups which includes counselling
  • Historically their focus on work is with Gay, Bisexual men, men who have sex with men and wider Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning adult and youth communities.
  • Call: 01924 211116
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  • GASPED offers information, advice, help and support for the parents, partners, families and carers who care for or are affected by a loved one's drug and/or alcohol misuse.
  • Call: 01924 787501 
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Turning Point

  • Offers specialist and integrated services across England and Wales, focusing on substance misuse, learning disability, mental health and employment
  • Turning Point's Talking Therapies - 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
  • Website: htpp://

Andy's man club

Carers Wakefield and District

  • Support unpaid adult carers in Wakefield district 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
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Young minds

  • The UK's leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people
  • Call: 0808 802 5544
  • Website:

Facing the Future

  • Facing the Future has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide.
  • Facing the Future gives the opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide and share experiences and feelings.
  • Call: 01924 377011
  • Website:


Healthwatch Wakefield

  • Healthwatch Wakefield is an independent consumer champion, or watchdog created to listen to and gather local people's experiences of using health and care services.
  • Call: 01924 787379
  • Website:

Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service

Live Well Wakefield

  • Supporting healthy living for the people of Wakefield District, providing information, advice and support in coping with everyday life.
  • Call: 01924 255363
  • Website:

Catch A Falling Star Wakefield Adult Mental Health Support Group

About us

Our group meets to share experiences and offer support around mental health related topics, checking in and supporting each other in a relaxed environment.

New people very welcome to join and please feel free to bring a friend, family member, partner, support worker or carer if you would like to.

Refreshments available. Free to attend. Like our Page on Facebook for up-to-date event information.


All held at St Swithuns Community Centre, 6:30pm to 8:30pm


  • 25 April
  • 9 and 23 May
  • 6 and 20 June
  • 4 and 18 July
  • 12 and 26 September
  • 10 and 24 October
  • 7 and 21 November

The Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Support Service

The Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Support Service offers support to Adults aged 17 years and above with Mental Health Needs.

The service provides Drop-in Sessions across the district to access advice and guidance, signposting and on-the-spot listening on a one-to-one basis.

They offer a Support Programme that provides specific and practical support tailored to meet individual’s needs.

Access to Peer Support Groups provide an opportunity for individuals to come together to share knowledge and experiences, and / or provide emotional and practical support to each other.

Telephone: 01924 339157



Children's mental health

Public Health Report

The Public Health Report is an annual independent assessment of the state of health if residents within Wakefield District.

Mental Health Museum

This museum houses a remarkable collection of mental health related objects that span the history of mental health from the early 19th century through to the present day.

Further information

BAME, Asian and African communities mental wellbeing organisations

Contact us

Public Health

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

0345 8 506 506