What support is out there?
Check out these short videos to find out how local services have helped other young people in Leeds…
Finding support in Leeds
Help from your school
When you’re struggling or everything feels too much you could find help at school or college.Find out more
The Market Place
The Market Place in Leeds city centre is open Tues to Sat. The centre is free, confidential and open to anyone aged 13-25 years old.Find out more
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Leeds provides specialist emotional support to people under 18 years and their families.Find out more
Forward Leeds supports young people who are struggling with drugs or alcohol in Leeds. Their service is confidential.Visit Forward Leeds
Choosing a therapist
Your GP can help you decide if talking to a counsellor or therapist might help you. If you want to find a private therapist, make sure they are registered with a national professional body with experience of working with children and young people.Visit NHS Choices website
Leeds Local Offer
The Leeds Local Offer provides information about all local services for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities, including social, emotional and mental health needs.Visit the website
If you are looked after: The Therapeutic Social Work Team
The Leeds Therapeutic Social Work team provides specialist emotional support. Your social worker will help you decide if you’d like an appointment with them.Find out more
If you are looked after: care leavers
If you’re a care leaver you can access additional help and support, which your social worker or PA can help you find.
Info is available via One Minute Guides (these are listed A-Z so you’ll need to scroll through to find them).Read 'One Minute Guides'
Helplines & other services
Samaritans can help if you’re feeling depressed, desperate or need to talk. Their confidential helpline is open 24 hours a day.Visit Samaritans
HOPELineUK offers specialist, non-judgemental support to anyone feeling suicidal.More information
The Mix has a free, confidential helpline where you can talk about your problems and get help.Visit The Mix
The Learning Disability Helpline
The Learning Disability Helpline can give you information and advice about learning disabilities.Visit Mencap
Want to know more about how you’re feeling or get information about a mental health condition?Go to YoungMinds
Find out about issues that can affect your mental health and support, including medications and other treatment like talking to a trained professional such as a counsellor.Visit NHS Choices
For details of organisations dealing with specific emotional and mental health issues, please visit our pages all about common issues.