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If you’re in crisis or at breaking point, there are support services you can talk to.Urgent help
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.Kooth
The Market Place
The Market Place
MindMate Support Team
Offering early emotional wellbeing support for young people up to 19 years old in education settings across Leeds.Find out more
Help from your school
Find 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
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.Calm Harm
Leeds Young People’s Mediation Service aims to improve the relationship between parent/ carers and their young person. Available to young people aged 10-18 and their families.Find out more
Helplines and other support
Drugs and alcohol
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.Forward Leeds
Text Chat Health 07520619750 for confidential health advice.
You will receive real time advice between 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon- Fri.Find out more
The Learning Disability Helpline
Mencap is a UK charity that provides information and support about learning disabilities.
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.Young Minds
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).Doc Ready