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During the coronavirus outbreak, services on offer to young people are still there but they are likely to be different to normal. Use MindMate to help you find the support you need in Leeds, but make sure you check directly with the service about opening times and appointments.

If you are a young person (13-17 years) or a parent of a young person (5-17 years) you can now phone Leeds MindMate SPA (Single Point of Access) who will work with local services to help find the right support for you.

Call Leeds MindMate SPA during office hours on 0300 555 0324


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Free online counselling

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people.

10-18 year olds can chat 1-2-1 with counsellors, access self-help articles 24/7 and connect with peers through live moderated forums.

Access Kooth

Teen Connect

Teen Connect is a helpline for Leeds based, 11-18 year olds who are in crisis.

OPEN: Mon-Fri 3.30pm–2.00am

Sat-Sun 6.00pm–2.00am

Call, go online for support or send a text 0771 566 1559 .

Visit Teen Connect Call 0808 100 1212

The Market Place

The Market Place is a support service in Leeds for 11-25 year olds.

We are currently offering a telephone support service to any young person who may find it helpful to talk to someone. We are open 7 days a week between 12pm -6pm.


Find out more

Resist or manage the urge to self-harm

The Calm Harm app has been customised for young people in Leeds (aged 12 – 25 years).

It helps you resist or manage the urge to self-harm; it has a number of activities including breathing techniques to help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Find out more

Chat Health

Text Chat Health 07520619750 for advice on any health issue.

You will receive real time advice between 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon- Fri.

Find out more

MindMate SPA

Leeds MindMate SPA works with local services to find the right support for children and young people who have a Leeds GP.

You can talk directly to the SPA team by calling the number below during office hours.

There will also be an online referral option coming soon. Stay tuned.

Call 0300 555 0324

Support for young parents

Are you a young parent or soon to be a young parent? If you’re expecting a baby and are struggling with your emotional wellbeing there is support out there.

Find out more


Leeds CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health service) is an NHS service for children and young people under 18 and their families.

Find out more


ChildLine is a free and confidential helpline for young people.

Call or visit www.childline.org.uk for more information, help and advice at anytime!

Visit ChildLine Call 0800 1111

Find other support in Leeds

Help from your school

This page on the MindMate website is all about the help and support you can get from your school if you’re struggling with your emotions, or if everything feels too much.

Find out more

Thinking about going private?

This leaflet provides information about how to arrange non-NHS, private assessment, treatment or therapy for yourself, a relative or a friend, if you wish to do this.

Download pdf

Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds is an alcohol and drug service for young people Leeds. They offer a range of confidential services and are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Visit Forward Leeds

The Mix

The Mix offers free information and support for young people in the UK. You can use this service to get advice about relationships, drugs, and mental health.

Visit The Mix Call 0808 808 4994


HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service and suicide prevention charity, staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people who are worried about how they are feeling.

More information Call 0800 068 4141

The Learning Disability Helpline

Mencap is a UK charity that provides information and support about learning disabilities.


Visit Mencap


Young Minds is committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of young people. Visit their website for information, advice and support for young people affected by mental health.

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

Helplines & other services

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, watch this short film or read our Future in Mind Quick Guide.

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