Mental Health Support

If you have concerns for your mental state or you feel there is an immediate and serious danger to yourself or another person/child:

  • call 999 immediately for an ambulance or the police
  • or you can also call 111 when you need medical advice fast but it’s not a 999 emergency

Information regarding Local and National Support Services

A collection of local and national support services can be accessed and downloaded here. It includes National directories for accessing support and Information including websites, telephone numbers and apps. This booklet can be used by anyone or given to those in crisis. 

Rethink Mental Illness have created a useful factsheet on how to support someone with suicidal thoughts. This factsheet looks at why someone might have suicidal thoughts, feelings, or intentions. It gives advice on how you can support them when they’re feeling this way, including safety plans. It also looks at support for you. This factsheet can be downloaded here

The Leeds Crisis Card: “Feel like you’ve had enough?” - This handy card is produced by Leeds City Council’s public health department- Click here for the PDF version

Local Mental Health 24hr Helplines 

Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

There is now a 24 hour mental health helpline for anyone registered with a GP in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The service supports people who are: At risk of developing mental health problems, diagnosed with common mental health problems, accessing mental health support, experiencing mental health distress and/or seeking information, advice and support

You can now access this service on: 0800 183 0558

If you do not receive any of the services and want to contact directly about either yourself or someone you know you can also use the numbers below.


If you, or someone you’re worried about, needs urgent care or treatment for a mental health crisis call the Single Point of Access (SPA).

Freephone: 0800 183 1485 (open 24/7, every day).

You can speak to health care professionals who can refer you to specialist mental health services in Leeds.



In Barnsley 24/7 open access to mental health services:

Adults (aged 18+) - 01226 645000

Children and young people (CAMHS) - 01226 644829

People with a learning disability - 01226 645237


In Calderdale 24/7 open access to mental health services:

Adults (aged 18 +) - 01924 316830

Children and young people (CAMHS) - 01422 300001

People with a learning disability - 07795 884879



In Kirklees 24/7 open access to mental health services:

Adults (aged 18-65) - 01924 316830

Older adults - 0300 304 5555

Children and young people (CAMHS) 0300 304 5555

People with a learning disability - 01924 316714


In Wakefield 24/7 open access to mental health services:

Adults (aged 18+) - 01924 316900

Children and young people (CAMHS) - 01977 735865

People with a learning disability - 01977 465435


The First Response crisis service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis.

Telephone: 01274 221181



North Yorkshire

Crisis services for Children, working aged adults and older people. If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health and would like some support, please contact one of the local services below:
Mental health services for social care support and assessments: 01609 780780

North Yorkshire mental health crisis support: 0800 0516 171

Helpline for those struggling with emotional wellbeing - Hear to help: 01423 856 799


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