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What’s in Leeds for me?

Use this page to find out what support services are available for young people in Leeds, from help at school to local drop-in centres.

If you’d like to know more about how people are working together to improve children and young people’s emotional and mental health in Leeds, read our Future in Mind Quick Guide.

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.

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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.

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CAMHS

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Leeds provides specialist emotional support to people under 18 years and their families.

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Forward Leeds

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.

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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

ChildLine

ChildLine is a free and confidential helpline. Call or visit www.childline.org.uk for more information.

Visit ChildLine

Samaritans

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

HOPELineUK offers specialist, non-judgemental support to anyone feeling suicidal.

More information

The Mix

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

YoungMinds

Want to know more about how you’re feeling or get information about a mental health condition?

Go to YoungMinds

Doc Ready

If you decide to visit your GP, the ‘Doc Ready’ app (or website) can help you prepare for your appointment.

(Privacy info: Doc Ready doesn’t store anything that they or anyone else can link to you. We recommend you read the full privacy info).

Visit Doc Ready

NHS Choices

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.

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