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Support Services



Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland

Telephone: 116 123

Mind Online


Information on a huge range of mental health topics. This online tool from Mind can be used if you think your child or someone you know needs urgent help.

For specific advice to people living in the Leeds area, for people concerned about themselves, or for other professional or personal advice:

Mind Infoline:
T: 0300 123 3393
TEXT: 86463
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm


MindMate is a Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. They are available to help families and young people explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where potential support is available.


XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to use.

Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Local Single Point of Access (SPA)

This is a community service that receives self-referrals and those from other professionals involved in your care (from hospital or community). The Single Point of Access offers an initial assessment of a person’s mental health needs, sign-posting them to the appropriate service. This is a useful number to ring if you feel as though you are experiencing a crisis in mental health or frequent and severe suicidal thoughts.

Leeds: 0300 300148

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