Urgent help

If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose call 999 or get immediate medical treatment from A&E. If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis and feel like you can’t cope, speak to somebody straight away. If possible, make sure you’re not on your own.

The services below are free and available to you immediately – there may be different services depending on how old you are.

Please note: all the services on this page are still running during the covid pandemic.


Night OWLS

West Yorkshire Night OWLS is a confidential support line for children, young people, their parents and carers who live in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

If you are finding it hard to cope, feeling unsafe or just want to talk, Night OWLS can help you.

If a child or young person you care for is in a crisis and you are concerned about their emotional wellbeing contact Night OWLS.

OPEN: Mon – Sun 8pm – 8am

AGE: 0-18 (up to 25 for those with additional needs) plus parents/carers

Night OWLS

If you don’t need help now, there are always services available for you, 24 hours per day.

Find out more about the wider range of services across Leeds.

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If you’ve been having suicidal feelings or have been in crisis you can also speak to your GP. You can talk about the thoughts you’ve been having in a safe space and they can help you get the support you need. You can get ongoing support in Leeds to talk through your difficult feelings – find out more about ‘What’s in Leeds for me?’ You may feel totally alone and like there’s no hope. No matter how bad things get and how strong those feelings might be, with the right support you’ll be able to overcome these overwhelming feelings.